Asian Giant Hornet (Part I)

As one of the largest insects in the world, the size of the Asian giant hornet isn’t just for show. Their stings are considered one of the deadliest, as the sting is similar to the bite of a venomous snake — corroding the skin in the vicinity of the sting. However, it is neither the queen nor the workers who drive the colony forward; it is the larvae. They consume vasts amount of protein in order to grow and, when they are hungry, signal to the workers by scraping at the sides of their cells. Equipped with sharp mandibles and a deadly venom, the workers send out scouts to look for food. Their favorite meal? Bees and other hornets.

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