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hornet

(hôr′nĭt)
n.
Any of various large stinging wasps of the family Vespidae, chiefly of the genera Vespa and Vespula, that characteristically build large papery nests.

hornet

members of the genus Vespula of wasps in the order Hymenoptera. Hornet venom contains histamine, serotonin, acetylcholine, hyaluronidase and phospholipase.
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Hornets and wasps look very similar but have different colony sizes.
The Super Hornet could fill the deficiency, at great cost, but "used" 'legacy' F-18s, would fill the bill cheaply
Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 26 points, and Dwight Howard had another strong game with 19 points and 16 rebounds against his former team.
No further live Asian hornets have been seen since the nest was treated with pesticide and removed earlier this month.
Asian hornets arrived in France in 2004 and are now common across large areas of Europe.
Although no more hazardous to human health than a bee, Asian hornets pose a major threat to European honey bees thanks to their habit of preying on these native pollinators (as well as, to a lesser extent, on bumble bees and hover flies).
At first, the aircraft will take about 18 months to move through--the first six Super Hornets are projected for delivery in fiscal 2020--but as Boeing nails down the process it anticipates cutting down that timeline to 12 months.
Broadly speaking, our digitized, upgraded Classic Hornets are capable of dealing with that, but what we've found is little bottlenecks in the system, where we've had to work a little bit harder to get the Classic Hornet to accept some of the new software and some of the new weapons.
Asian hornets are a predator of honey bee colonies and other insects.
Defra said that it was possible Asian hornets could reappear in England next year and members of the public are urged to report any suspected sightings in the spring.
The stinging beasts can grow up to two inches long - many times larger than a British hornet.
Hornets and paper wasps build their nests out of a grey papery material consisting of chewed, pulped wood fiber and saliva.