Meet the killer horns, the plague that kills bees and attacks our nightmares

Meet the killer horns, the plague that kills bees and attacks our nightmares
Meet the killer horns, the plague that kills bees and attacks our nightmares

If you didn't think 2020 could be much worse, you did it with the Assassination of the Killer Horns.

The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) is described as 1.5 inches to 2 inches long, with an orange-yellow head and black stripes on its belly.

Researcher Jun-Ichi Takahashi of the University of Kyoto Sangyo said the hornet species earned the nickname "Killer Hornet" because of its venomous venom, which, according to a New York article, is equivalent to a poisonous snake. The Times published on social media on Saturday. Terrible plague. Many stings can be fatal from this great horn. So much so that hornets kill up to 50 people a year in Japan alone.

And now they are in the United States.

Washington saw the first major hornets in the United States in December, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) verified. It is unknown how giant horns first arrived in North America, but insects often travel to other countries via international transport ships and other modes of transport. Until now, Hornet's philosophies were limited to the Pacific Northwest.

Originally from East and Southeast Asia, the giant hornet eats other insects such as wasps and bees. In fact, horns are known to eradicate entire colonies of honey flies, which are already endangered due to bee populations, have been placed on endangered lists.

Only a few giant Asian hornets can destroy the honeycomb in a few hours. The big horned bees use their prickly jaws to cut off the head of the bee, then eat the bees' chest.

If it's not terrible enough, the stings of the Asian giant hornet are long enough to delve into a suite of beekeepers who usually protect humans from bee stings.

In 2018, YouTuber Coyote Peterson, known for biting insects and purposefully biting him, showed what it feels like to be stung by a horn when he was visiting Japan. Spoiler Alert: The horn stings get stuck in its skin while pumping poison into its arm.

According to the WSDA, which is actively monitoring insect movements, the Asian hornet's giant stinger is taller than a typical wasp. It can sting at times. And even a single bite can provide a large dose of poison that can damage skin tissue.

If you want to avoid being bitten by an Asian giant horn, WSDA has some suggestions. Although these horns do not typically attack people or pets, they can attack by threatening or protecting their nests. Therefore, do not rely on protective clothing specific to beekeeping, as this is not enough to protect yourself from being bitten.

If you find a colony, do not try to remove or destroy it. Report immediately to WSDA or local agriculture department. And it goes without saying that if you are allergic to bee or wasp stings, never go near the Asian giant horn.

Of course, with a surname like Murder Hornet, many shared their terror of the insect.

Killing horns. Sure, 2020. Give us everything. Hypno-Frog. Fecal blazards. Tsunami Toilet. A sequel to cats. We can take it, ”comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted on Saturday.

Writer / producer Ben Wexler tweeted: "I remember vividly, a week ago, saying, 'Well, there are at least one murder horn."

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