Hi, today while at Belton house we spotted the biggest hornet I’ve ever seen, it buzzed us a few times before landing on my daughters shoe it was quite literally as wide as her shoe, it seemed quite a deep red colour with an enormous and quite visible stinger. Her shoes is 2 1/4 inches and it sat still until we carefully got away from it.
i feel the size I’m describing is accurate and not at all exaggerated.
what on Earth was it.??
Something like this?
No much fatter,looked deep red in flight.
The stinger wasn’t anything like that one.