The world’s most painful insect sting

It lists pain on a scale from one to four and unsurprisingly the bullet ant tops the charts.

  • Level 4: bullet ant, tarantula hawk wasp
  • Level 3: paper wasp, harvester ant
  • Level 2: honey bee, yellow jacket wasp, bald-faced hornet
  • Level 1.5: bullhorn acacia ant
  • Level 1: fire ant, sweat bee