If you want to know more about this insect you can check it out on Wikipedia of course.
Some interesting facts:
- These things can and will chase you for 3 miles.
- Each year in Japan the human death toll exceeds that of all venomous and non-venomous animals combined.
- It's body length is approx. 2" and the wingspan is 3"
- The Japanese honeybees have a defense mechanism in which they swarm the hornet and heat it up while pumping CO2 at them which kills them.
- The European honeybees (which have been imported into Japan) do not do this at all and are consequently destroyed.