Thursday, October 7, 2010

Suzumebachi, Bee Predator

Suzumebachi are from Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), which has a length of 5 cm with a wingspan of about 7.5 centimeters (3 inches), its sting is about 6 mm (0.25 inches) capable of injecting a powerful poison and deadly. Suzumebachi, including the dreaded insect predators, until they kill humans though.

Reported about 40 people die in Japan every year after being struck by a bee this suzumebachi, mainly as a result of an allergic reaction to venom.
Although only can fly at speeds of up to 40 km / h (25 mph) and distance of travel 97 km (60 miles) in one day. Even the impressive predators such as praying mantis are powerless against this Japanese giant.

In the hunt for a honey bee nest, suzumebachi have a simple strategy, look for trail and attack with reinforcements. One bee can kill around 40 European honey bees per minute - which means about 30,000 bees must be confronted with 30 giant bees and takes approximately three hours. wow.


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