Hornet

This fearsome looking creature was collected at the ‘top of Pennsylvania [in] Exeter’ in October 1978. Female hornets have a straight sting that does not lodge in human sting. This means that they live to use their sting more than once.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
332/2007
Category
Natural History
Collection Class
Arthropods
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Scott-Forbes, Mrs Joyce
Common Name
hornet
Simple Name
insect: wasp
Period Classification
Modern (1900-)

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VESPIDAE: Vespa crabro Linnaeus, 1758: European hornet