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Man Lets Himself Get Stung By A Bullet Ant, The Most Painful Bite In The World

Written by Ana Krneta
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The bullet ant got its name because of the power of it’s bite. People say it feels like, you guessed it, getting shot with a bullet. They are found in rainforests of South America, ranging from east Honduras to south of Paraguay.

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They are part of the hymenoptera order, which is the third largest order of insects, that includes sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants. Their bite is more painful than any other insect in their order. It is also ranked as the most painful on the Schmidt sting pain index, located above a tarantula hawk wasp which sounds terrifying.

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One man wanted to find out how painful the bullet ant bite really was, so he recorded the bite for our enjoyment--or nightmares, depends on the person. The host of the ‘Brave Wilderness’ YouTube, Coyote Peterson, took it upon himself to do the task and the results were painful.

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Coyote and his team first had to find a bullet ant which they did successfully. They explain that for the past year, Coyote has set out to be bitten by some of the most nefarious insects that the wild world has to offer. This includes fire ants, velvet ants, and the tarantula hawk wasp. This means that Peterson had an idea of what he was getting himself into.

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One man wanted to find out how painful the bullet ant bite really was, so he recorded the bite for our enjoyment--or nightmares, depends on the person. The host of the ‘Brave Wilderness’ YouTube, Coyote Peterson, took it upon himself to do the task and the results were painful.

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Coyote and his team first had to find a bullet ant which they did successfully. They explain that for the past year, Coyote has set out to be bitten by some of the most nefarious insects that the wild world has to offer. This includes fire ants, velvet ants, and the tarantula hawk wasp. This means that Peterson had an idea of what he was getting himself into.

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