Asian Giant Hornet
Swarms of aggressive hornets are inflicting a deadly toll in central China killing 42 people and injuring 1,675 people in three cities in Shaanxi province since July of this year. Authorities say these killings and injuries are caused from a new species of hornet called the Asian Giant Hornet, or vespa mandarinia.
The giant hornet spans between 3.5 to 3.9 centimeters in length, about the size of a human thumb. The pain inflicted by an Asian Giant Hornet is described as a hot nail piercing the skin and lasts for about four hours with instant swelling.
One victim explained that "the more you run, the more they want to chase you". Some victims claimed to have been chased over 600 feet.