Emerging Hornets

The toxicity of hornet stings varies according to hornet species; some deliver just a typical insect sting, while others are among the most venomous known insects. Single hornet stings are not in themselves fatal, except sometimes to allergic victims. Multiple stings by non-European hornets may be fatal because of highly toxic species-specific components of their venom.

Lovely insects dedicated to feeding and rearing hornet grubs.

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2 Responses to Emerging Hornets

  1. I’m been stung by the best! … and lived to tell about it!
    Great shots! 🙂

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  2. Thanks Tom. As far as I can remember, I have been stung by a wasp once, when I was a small boy: it was in my shoe.

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