Japanese giant hornet - Enemy (Summer insects ). Photo by WeatherWise
8
+
New Rating System:

Japanese giant hornet - Enemy

Uploaded by: WeatherWise

Friday August 30, 2013

Danville, VA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Japanese giant hornet - I have observed this to be the butterfly's enemy - It is called the Japanese giant hornet. It is larger than regular honey bees is very long and golden rust yellow brown color. It is not the least bit interested in the flowers only nipping or whatever it does when it hits a butterfly and the hummingbird moth too. This creature flies all around the bush hitting on the butterflies, big and small and the hummingbird moth if it is there. It is really fast and never lights so just took its photo in mid air.

Image Description:

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 0.00

y-Resolution: 0.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery 6.0.6001.18000

Artist: ShirleyWilborne

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Copyright: [None] (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/800 sec.

FNumber: f/4.0

ISO Speed Ratings: 160

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 3.00

Shutter speed: 9.66 EV (APEX: 28, 1/806 sec.)

Aperture: 4.00 EV (f/4.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.53 EV (f/3.4)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 4.3 mm

User Comment:

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

PixelXDimension: 2040

PixelYDimension: 1465

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 16393.44

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 16393.44

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

File Source: DSC

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Image Unique ID: 92230BDA7AC6430DB65CEA5ED653C686

GPS tag version: 0x02, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

RelatedImageWidth: 4000

RelatedImageLength: 3000

Viewer Comments

Post Your Comments

You must be signed in to leave comments.

Sign In or Register Sign In or Register

Members can leave comments, upload and share photos in our Wunder Photos section and participate on the WunderBlogs.

Display: 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted
9. WeatherWise
3:31 AM GMT on September 02, 2013
Well, I find as long as you don't bother bees, wasp or whatever they don't bother you. I guess I should be more cautious than to be taking photos with bees and this big hornet flying all around. I recall as a child being stung by a wasp and it was no fun. They use to say putting snuff on a bite would take the sting away and prevent pain perhaps. I don't know - don't think that was ever done to me.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: February 28, 2003 Comments: 15222
8. gilg72
3:00 AM GMT on September 02, 2013
Wow! sure hope none of them show up at my place. We used to have what I would call a normal size Wasp, every year, but this year I have only seen 2 or 3 at our place. Yet my neighbor I see had a can of spray at his garage entrance. Said he has seen several of them.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: June 5, 2010 Comments: 49872
7. WeatherWise
12:09 PM GMT on September 01, 2013
Japanese giant hornet - interesting how big they are and that they can fly 62 miles per day at 25 miles per hour. Wilkipedia states that a sting from one will put you in the hospital. Quote: Being stung is extremely painful and requires hospital treatment. On average 40 people die every year of anaphylactic shock after having been stung,[1][3] which makes the Japanese giant hornet the most lethal animal in Japan (bears kill zero to five people[4] and venomous snakes kill five to ten people each year).
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: February 28, 2003 Comments: 15222
6. WeatherWise
11:45 AM GMT on September 01, 2013
Thanks. I knew it was different from any
others I have seen and so much bigger. It
just flits from one butterfly to the other.
Thanks for the id, Kathy. I thought you might
know. Thank you again.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: February 28, 2003 Comments: 15222
5. snosno
10:16 AM GMT on September 01, 2013
What a nasty little creature. Thanks to Kathy once again, for the info!!! Much appreciated!
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: December 10, 2007 Comments: 10177
4. ChrisAnthemum
3:07 AM GMT on September 01, 2013
Looks like one of those Japanese hornets I had so much trouble with last year. Ate all the bark off some of my birch tree branches. I've hardly seen any this year.



Link
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: January 16, 2009 Comments: 28163
3. WeatherWise
3:03 AM GMT on September 01, 2013
Thanks! I don't know either. It seems to be
larger than hornets as I remember them. And
there is only one of them - it travels alone.
Makes a loud zooming noise as it moves about.
I was surprised that I actually captured it
in photo as it zoomed about.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: February 28, 2003 Comments: 15222
2. Glaswegian
2:28 AM GMT on September 01, 2013
Great shot Shirley! Could be a hornet, though I'm no expert when it come to insects!
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: February 20, 2012 Comments: 5324
1. WeatherWise
2:21 AM GMT on September 01, 2013
Perhaps it is a hornet? Waiting
for someone to Id this guy.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: February 28, 2003 Comments: 15222

Viewing: 9 - 1

Page: 1

Top of Page