The Sea Wasp
The Sea Wasp or the box jellyfish is one of the most deadly stinging animals in the sea. The sea wasp has a large transparent body shaped like a box or a bell, that can be as large as a bucket, and can weigh as much as five pounds.
A cluster of 16 long semi-transparent tentacles stream out from under the bell of the box jellyfish. Millions of stinging capsules cover each of the tentacles. The stinging capsules discharge lethal poison into the skin of any creature that touches them. Children who have been stung by the sea wasp have died within minutes of being stung.
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Actually, the 2 (land) wasps that are considered to possess the most painful stings are the Apoica wasp: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/Honduras/Hymenoptera/Apoica%20pallens.htm
And the "Cow killer" wasp: http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/cowkiller.shtml
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