Japanese Hornets

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The ovipositor or the stinger is around 6 millimetres long and produces a very strong venom that can damage tissue by stimulating phospholipase. A sting from the Japanese hornet for a person with allergies is almost definitely fatal with many people without allergies with a strong enough sting are likely to die.
The venom from a Japanese hornet contains at least 8 distinct chemicals. Some of the chemicals in the venom damage tissue, cause pain and one that is a pheromone that attracts  other hornets to attack.
The Japanese hornet is a hunter who preys on many insects including bees, other hornets and mantises.
They also feed on honey bee larvae, killing all honey bees that get in their way with ease. A single Japanese hornet can kill 40 honey bees in a single minute, with many Japanese hornets destroying a hive of 30,000 honey bees in a matter of hours.

Japanese Hornets
The Japanese hornet is the largest hornet in the world and found only in temperate and tropical Eastern Asia. They are also called sparrow hornet by the Japanese. Their bodies can grow as large as 50 millimetres in length with a wing span of up to 73 millimetres.
Japanese hornets can be identified by:

  • Orange and wide head when compared to other hornets

  • The eyes are a dark brown

  • Antennae are a dark brown with orange scapes

  • The clypeus witch is the plate at the front of the hornets head is orange and coarsely punctured

  • The posterior side of the clypeus has narrow rounded lobes

  • The mandible is very big and orange with black tips

  • Thorax and abdomen are golden

  • The large scutellum has a deeply impressed waist line

  • The postscutellum bulges over the propodeum

  • The forelegs are orange with dark brown tarsi

  • Middle and hind legs are dark brown

  • The wings are dark brown, grey

Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about wasps - hornets?

  • Fact One - Wasps are not bees.
  • Fact Two - Wasps can create a nest out of wood or mud where bees make their nests from honey.
  • Fact Three - Wasps are most aggressive from August to October.
  • Fact Four - They eat insects, food and rubbish.
  • Fact Five - Wasps become inactive at night.
  • Fact Six - They are normally found in their nest.
  • Fact Seven - They are very sensitive to light.
  • Fact Eight - They eat caterpillars.
  • Fact Nine - Male wasps don't have a stinger.
  • Fact Ten - Females have the stinger and it is also their sex organ.
  • Fact Eleven - Females protect the nest.
  • Fact Twelve - Not all female wasps are fertile.
Different Types of Wasps - Hornets
There are many different types of wasps - hornets which can be found in every region of the world. The following articles details facts and information about many different types of wasps - hornets. There are also facts and information about the size of the different types of wasps - hornets, the habitat in which they live and an indication of how long they live. Everything you wanted to know about wasps - hornets, facts and info for kids, children and their teachers and for everyone interested in the facts about wasps - hornets.

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