A new kind of deadly bug that punctures hands with many tiny holes?

There have been several online alerts about a “new killer insect” that originates in India and causes severe damage or even death if handled.

Many variations of this warning have been shared on social media, with many claiming to show both the mythical deadly bug and graphic images of the damage it supposedly causes.

Such wounds often manifest as many puncture marks on the hands or arms. Most depictions of insects include a creature with a back covered with several tiny tubes.