Some of you may have heard about this in the news--a number of Chinese citizens were killed by these Giant Asian Wasps. Well apparently giant "insects" like these are in various parts of the world right now including in the U.S. (reports of Asian Giant Hornets in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia). Probably a good idea to know them, recognize them and get clear of them if you can.
Here's an article I found from Arlington Heights, IL about the Giant Asian Hornet with photos and an interesting link to a FaceBook Page someone set up with reports of them. http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/201...a-killer-wasp/
I have been aware of the Africianized Killer Bees that have made their way from South America into the southern U.S. states but not heard of these hornets, etc. until now. I feel for the East Coast/Midwest having to deal with cicadas (remember them from a time I was out there) and now these. Brings back memories of watching Dr. Phibes, the Vincent Price movie, where a number of insects were used to terrorizes his victims. And to think I bought a killer bee keepers mask/Costume this year and some giant bee string lights for a haunt theme. After reading about the hornets, it really will creep me out thinking about going into shock and even dying from an attack.
Here's a NY Times article of the recent attack in China that made the news. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/wo...-in-china.html
Sometimes our fears make for good haunt material.