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Asian giant hornet head

Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), close-up of the head. This is the worlds largest hornet, found in temperate and tropical Eastern Asia. It reaches a body length of around 5 centimetres and a wingspan of nearly 8 centimetres. One of its common names is yak-killer hornet

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This print showcases the intricate and awe-inspiring head of an Asian giant hornet, also known as Vespa mandarinia. With a black background emphasizing its striking features, this close-up shot allows us to appreciate the sheer size and beauty of the world's largest hornet species. Native to temperate and tropical Eastern Asia, this formidable creature can reach astonishing dimensions. Measuring around 5 centimeters in body length and boasting a wingspan of nearly 8 centimeters, it commands attention wherever it goes. Aptly nicknamed the "yak-killer hornet" this specimen represents the epitome of nature's wild wonders. The image captures every detail with precision, offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of fauna and zoology. Its large eyes are prominently displayed alongside its impressive antennae that play a vital role in navigating its surroundings. This photograph not only highlights the biological intricacies but also serves as an entomological marvel for enthusiasts worldwide. As we delve into this mesmerizing visual journey through Asia's tropical realms, we gain insight into both biology and anatomy while appreciating Earth's diverse ecosystems. Science Photo Library has masterfully captured this momentous creature within their studio setting, allowing us to explore one small aspect of our planet's rich biodiversity.

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