Greater Horntail wasp

Greater Horntail wasp

Observation - Greater Horntail wasp. Description: I observed this huge 4 what i thought was a hornet last June. It flew directly onto my dad when we were out in the garden looking at it. Then it landed and wandered around on the bark mulch while i photographed it. Is it the Asian Hornet or a more local

I observed this huge 4" what i thought was a hornet last June. It flew directly onto my dad when we were out in the garden looking at it. Then it landed and wandered around on the bark mulch while i photographed it. Is it the Asian Hornet or a more local one??? Please comment. Thank you for the ID everyone!