The sting of the Hawkwasp is likened to being electrocuted, or having your blood replaced by fire. One researcher said the pain is so excruciating, it removes your ability to do practically anything, except possibly scream. It is the 2nd most painful insect sting in the world. Simply terrifying.
7. Tarantula Hawk (Pepsis spp.) Pain Rating: 4 “Tarantula Hawk” refers to a number of related species of wasps all over the Americas that hunt spiders. The pain of their sting is the highest on Schmidt’s scale, and he describes it as “blinding, fierce, shockingly electric.”