|A researcher in Florida has compared the toxicity of stinging insects. Surprisingly, the worst is a type of harvester ant. Just six of its stings can kill a two-pound mammal.
How do yellow jackets and honeybees compare? They’re twenty five times less toxic.
Cows are generally safe around velvet ants. Their sting is six hundred times less toxic than a harvester ant.
So if you are stung again this summer, be thankful you don’t live in Texas. They have fire ants, yellowjackets, killer bees, velvet ants AND harvester ants.