The Japanese Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia) is a subspecies of The Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica) which holds the record as the largest hornet in the World. Also known a the Sparrow Bee these hornets can get up to 2′ in length, with wings expanded, as wide as your whole hand.
These monsters can fly up to 40 KPH and have a flesh eating sting that can be delivered over and over using a 1 cm long stinger.
Below you will see an amazing battle that takes place between a few Japanese Hornets vs 30,000 Honey Bees.
Although the Honey Bees were no match, Asian Bees have evolved. They don’t rush out to fight, rather they lure the giant in. Here they are in action.
We sure hope you weren’t about to go to sleep.
If you’d like to find more details: Giant Hornet, Japanese Giant Hornet, Asian Giant Hornet.