Inscect ID

Hello everyone.  Is anyone able to identify this beastie?  Scared the life out of me when it flew into my shed this afternoon!  About 2-3" long.  image

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,230

    Its a hornet. image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Doogie72Doogie72 Posts: 62

    Thanks - I thought it might be but I've never seen one before so wasn't sure. It seemed to be eating the carpet on the shed floor!

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,230

    I posted a while back to say I had heard and seen wasps 'eating' my shed door - grazing tiny channels in the wood to chew into paper to make their nest. Hornets are not as aggressive as wasps despite their intimidating look.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Doogie72Doogie72 Posts: 62

    Thanks Ladybird :)

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