Giant Silkworm Moth
Hailing from South America, the Giant Silkworm Moth is more famous as a caterpillar rather than its moth form. While a caterpillar, it uses tiny hairs to inject its venom into victims. When touched, the toxin immediately interacts with the body, leading to a number of terrible side effects that may lead to death. Inflammatory changes are the first to begin, followed by headaches, fever, vomiting, and malaise. Soon after, the toxin will begin to cause anti-clotting agents in the blood, which causes the blood to begin to leak, resulting in internal bleeding. The bleeding spreads throughout the body. This eventually leads to compression and brain death. Fortunately, it is estimated that in order to get a full dose of venom, one would need to be stung 15-20 times. So, if you see one, try not to pick it up.