OMG! I want to go to Japan but now I’m scared to! I hate wasps and bees and anything that stings! That thing downright creeps me out! It’s horrifying that a wasp could get that big, just like the huge spiders of Australia.
Asian hornet – definitely not fake, and definitely unrelated to nuclear waste, Japan has had these (along with other parts of Asia) for probably longer than it has had people. Would not want one on my hand though. Pain from sting is like a six inch nail fired into you from a nailgun apparently, not something I’d care to experience
This is actually either the Japanese Hornet or the European Hornet. I am assuming it is the European Hornet, since the Japanese one is very hostile and the sting can have very bad results. We have the European Hornets here on Lookout Mountain in GA. They are over two inches long, sound like someone is throwing a baseball at your house when they hit windows and doors, and really freak me out. They really are huge!
we have our own giant hornet here in the USA on the east coast (Maryland)
we called it a sumack hornet and they were easily 1.5-2 inches you could hear there hives easily 200 feet away, supposedly if you were stung more than once you would not survive because the hives were located way out in the forest so trying to get help was usually not a successful venture. So if a nest was found locals would go out at night to the location and spray it down with lot of gasoline and light it up
Ya…I know you’ll think I’m nuts but I think I saw one of these in Altanta. I’m a truck driver and was droping a trailer and this THING landed on my door. I was scared to get out of my truck. it was a hornet of some kind, and close to the same size as the one in this picture. I think the one I saw was slimmer.