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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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The European hornet which has been spotted in South Wales
Mr Gellatly advised those who think they have an Asian hornet in their home to catch it as safely as possible, before killing it by freezing it, and sending it to the National Bee Unit for identification.
7 These hornets can cause damage to trees by stripping the bark off to eat the sap.
Asian giant hornets, which sport a 6mm sting and can reach a staggering three inches long, are thought to have landed in the UK this summer due to warmer than average temperatures.
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Navy sources said the VFA-27, or Strike Fighter Squadron, based in Atsugi is undergoing training in the United States to operate the single-seat Super Hornets.
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So very carefully they dug up underground hornet nests, each a cozy home for 4,000 white larvae.
However, we knew the Hornet had us visually, and we wanted to avoid a missed approach, if possible.