Asian giant hornet - Vespa mandarinia
huffingtonpost:

Giant Asian Hornets Are Killing People In China, Breeding In Larger Numbers
UPDATE: Oct. 4, 7:45 p.m. — Citing Chinese government sources, CNN reports that at least 42 people have died and 1,675 have been injured as a result of giant Asian hornets in Shaanxi province since July.

theguardian:

The Chinese city living in fear of giant killer hornets
V mandarinia is the world’s largest hornet, around the size of a human adult’s thumb, yellow and black in colour and highly venomous. Its 6mm-long stingers carry a venom potent enough to dissolve human tissue. Victims may die of kidney failure or anaphylactic shock.

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Asian giant hornet - Vespa mandarinia

huffingtonpost:

Giant Asian Hornets Are Killing People In China, Breeding In Larger Numbers

UPDATE: Oct. 4, 7:45 p.m. — Citing Chinese government sources, CNN reports that at least 42 people have died and 1,675 have been injured as a result of giant Asian hornets in Shaanxi province since July.

theguardian:

The Chinese city living in fear of giant killer hornets

V mandarinia is the world’s largest hornet, around the size of a human adult’s thumb, yellow and black in colour and highly venomous. Its 6mm-long stingers carry a venom potent enough to dissolve human tissue. Victims may die of kidney failure or anaphylactic shock.

via dcy3