European Hornets


Raisin cane
PREMO Member
Had two of those big suckers bouncing against the slider to my deck this morning while it was still dark out. I had to make the poor dogs stand outside until I was sure I could let them in without those monsters flying in.



Power with Control
Except the European Hornet isnt on there. I just saw my first couple againsst my slider two nights back. Go to 3:00 for some good idea as to what these are. WE generally ignore them, had a few that got in over the years, and I'll get them with a stick vacuum.


RBF expert
PREMO Member
Yup. Very easy to mix a few of them up. My neighbor and I have a problem with cicada killers right now, ground nests everywhere. They're not bothersome to me, but the neighbor has a couple of small kids that are deathly afraid.
maybe that's what's been buzzing super low to the ground in my yard lately. They're kind of dark, very little yellow. I don't typically stick around on that side to get too close of a look :lol:

General Lee

Well-Known Member
Round here in these parts we call them Horse Hornets. They are attracted to light at night. So porch lights, interior lights they can see through glass, etc. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT get stung by one.