Asian giant hornets

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Via Science Is Awesome

Vespa mandarinia (Asian giant hornets) extend about 3.5 to 3.9 centimetres in length, and have an orange head with a black tooth used for burrowing. Swarms of the aggressive hornets have killed 42 people and injured 1,675 people in three cities in Shaanxi province in China since July. The hornets are in their autumn mating season, though the attacks could be caused by the unusually dry weather in the area.

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