If you thought that African killer bees were bad, then get a load of this flying monster. The Asian Giant Hornet is the deadliest hornet in the world, killing hundreds of people each year. If you do come into contact with them and somehow manage to aggravate them, they have been known to chase humans hundreds of meters stinging their victims with their huge stingers, injecting their venom into them. And they’re not called “giant” for nothing…these things are HUGE!!
The Asian Giant Hornet is the largest species of Hornet in the world with some queens reaching more than 5cm in length. They are found throughout Eastern Asia, particularly in Japan where they are commonly known as the Giant Sparrow Bee.
It is not to be confused with the more placid Asian Hornet which arrived in France in 2005 and, although similar in appearance to the Asian Giant Hornet, the Asian Hornet is thought to be no more dangerous