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Giant Species of Hornet Kills Dozens in China

The insect responsible for the deaths is the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia). This species of hornet has a 6 millimeter stinger that injects its victim with venom containing a neurotoxin that is powerful enough to dissolve human tissue and make holes in our flesh.

The Asian giant hornet is the largest species of hornet in the world. They can grow up to 1.5 inches and the queens can grow up to two inches. These wasp-like creatures can be found specifically in China, Korea, Japan, India, and Nepal.

In China, quite a number of people are being stung by hornets. Since July of this year, 42 people have died and about 1,675 have reported more minor suffering from being stung by hornets.

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