Japanese giant hornet has scissor-like teeth

Japanese giant hornet has scissor-like teeth

A single Japanese giant hornet can kill up to forty European honeybees a minute. So, a few of them can decimate an entire colony containing 30,000 bees. Compared to honeybees, it is a really giant: adults can be more than 4.5 centimeters (1.8 in) long, with a wingspan greater than 6 centimeters (2.4 in). It also has scissor-like teeth which can wreak havoc on its prey.

Once a Japanese giant hornet has located a hive of European honeybees it leaves pheromone markers around it that quickly attract nest-mates to converge on the hive. And the massacre begins.

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