Truly Horrifying: Bullet Ant
Common Name: Lesser giant hunting ant, Conga ant
The bullet ant(Paraponera clavata) can allegedly knock out a grown man for hours from the intense, burning pain. on being bitten, the skin around the affected area becomes a red and brown mass of inflamed flesh. Locals call it the 24 hour ant, owing to the fact that a single bite delivers a full day of tortuous, throbbing pain. In some Central and South American cultures, young men are initiated into manhood by enduring up to 5 bullet ant stings at once. This seems to be bite a painful ritual !