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Hornet

Observed: 21st August 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates
Hornet, dead, underside, 2012-08-21 001
Hornet, dead, head, showing eyes, 2012-08-21 001
Hornet, dead, underside, sting, 2012-08-21 003
Description:

This hornet was found dead on a footpath in a small town, so there is no habitat appropriate in the list. A shame because they're such super insects. But it gave me the chance to photograph it with out it flying off.
They eyes are interesting, I had ho idea that the compound eyes had a pattern to them. There are three smaller eyes in the centre of the head.
There is some damage to this one, and also some drying out, I think. The sting has is extended, but has something sticking to it.

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Species with which Hornet (Vespa crabro) interacts