Is this a murder hornet?

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  1. Dreadnut

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    Looks like a regular old Yellowjacket to me.
     
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    It’s a 2018 Nickel with Tom Jefferson sporting a Dutch Boy do.
     
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    Definitely not a buffalo. Not with those stripes and that stinger. The face on the coin does look kind of WASPy, though.
     
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    It’s definitely bigger than the garden variety yellow jackets we typically get around here.
     
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    Looks more like a 'grievous bodily injury' hornet.

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    This is from Jefferson's 1990's "Glamour Shot" session.
     
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    Nickel for his thoughts?
     
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    Cicada killer wasp.
     
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    It’s a 3rd degree manslaughter hornet. It was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
     
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    It may not be a big murder hornet...but that stinger certainly is.
     
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    I'm pretty sure if you see a real Murder Hornet, there will be no doubt in your mind. Those things have a 2" long body.
    They're something straight out of nightmares.
    So if you see a hornet, and you feel you need to ask, IT'S NOT a murder hornet.
     
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    I keep around an old Yonex badminton racket strung with thin steel wire for outside encounters. Sure makes short work of any flying ant.
     
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    As others have mentioned, Cicada Killer Wasp

    They look scary, but are quite docile. They do have an un-nerving habit of circling people as a means of orienting.

    I first noticed these in Chicago about 15 years ago. It was night, and I noticed something large digging in the lawn in front of my building. I got a flashlight and totally wigged-out when I saw what it was. They tend to favor freshly edged sidewalks and can make a mess of a yard.

     
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    I hate these though . Never knew they existed until one dropped a paralyzed cricket in my lap :mad:

    I like crickets

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    Poor cicadas getting lots of ink on TDPRI right now. Zombie fungus, solitary predatory wasps...
     
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    You might be looking at a "bald-faced" hornet.
    Larger than yellow jackets and with a meaner temperament. Like a lot meaner.


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    Looks like a Cicada Killer.
     

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