Hornet in Italy

Hornet in Italy

Observation - Hornet in Italy. Description: Very large (~50mm) brown & yellow-striped insect. It caught a smaller insect (possibly honey-bee), spent a few seconds doing something to it (paralysing?), then flew away carrying it.

Very large (~50mm) brown & yellow-striped insect. It caught a smaller insect (possibly honey-bee), spent a few seconds doing something to it (paralysing?), then flew away carrying it.