Largest species of wasp
Who
Asian Giant Hornet
What
5.5/7.6/0.6 centimetre(s)
Where
Japan
When

The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) is native to the mountains of Japan and can grow to be 5.5 cm (2.2 in) long, with a wingspan of approximately 7.6 cm (3 in). Its sting is about 0.6 cm (0.25 in) long and can inject a venom so powerful that it dissolves human tissue.