Is there an animal or insect that would want to attack a hornet and how do they

  1. flashmakeit profile image68
    flashmakeitposted 6 years ago

    Is there an animal or insect that would want to attack a hornet and how do they do it.

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  2. davenmidtown profile image87
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    Within the world of bees, wasps and ants (hymenoptera) are many species that are called parasitoids. A parasitoid is an organism that preys upon another organism in a similar fashion as a parasite. The difference is that a parasite does not which the host to die whereas a parasitiod kills the host.. in this case the hornet. The process is that the parasitoid which is usually a wasp though sometimes it can be specific species of fly lays an egg on the hornet which then hatches and burrows into the horent ( or other insect depending upon the species of parasitoid.) Once it has entered the host it can either mimic the immune system of the host and go undetected, it can encapsulate itself and go undetected, it can destroy the immune system all together, etc. The end result is that the larva of the parasitoid consumes the host from the inside out.

  3. Caveman Etris profile image71
    Caveman Etrisposted 6 years ago

    Aside from parasites that slowly feed on hornets and bees, some birds, frogs and mantis will eat hornets. Larger insects that eat other insects will prey on hornets as well. Remember, there are different species of hornets and some are small. The Sandhills Hornets are mistaken for Yellow Jackets all the time because they are almost identical in appearance.

 
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