The Japanese giant hornet is a species of hornet native to Japan, known for its large size and powerful venom. It is considered one of the most dangerous hornets in the world.
The Japanese giant hornet is the largest hornet species in the world, with queens reaching sizes of up to 2 inches in length.
They are primarily found in rural areas of Japan but have also been reported in other parts of East Asia.
Their venom is highly toxic, containing a potent neurotoxin that can cause severe pain and inflammation.
The venom can also cause an allergic reaction in some people, leading to symptoms such as breathing difficulties and low blood pressure.
The Japanese giant hornet is known to attack honeybees and can decimate entire colonies in a short period.
They are also known to attack humans, and their venom can cause multiple organ failure and death if not treated quickly.
The Japanese giant hornet is a major pest to honeybee farmers, and its venom can ruin honey production.
Their venom also contains a chemical that can be used for medicinal purposes, such as treating rheumatoid arthritis.
They are active mostly during the day and usually start to appear in late summer and fall.
Japan has been trying to control its population as they are not native to the region and can cause damage to other insects and honeybee colonies.