Identifying male and female Hornets



Above a male hornet which has 13 segments to its antennae and 7 segments to their abdomen.

Below a female hornet which has 12 segments to her antennae and 6 segments to her abdomen.


Males also don’t have a sting although I didn’t know that when I got the one to sit on my finger.

2 thoughts on “Identifying male and female Hornets

    • I think most the time you can tell just by the length without actually counting them they look far longer even though its only one segment .. so if you want to count them the best thing is take a photo then look at that .. plus if your counting 13 segments that’s a male and he cant sting as they have no stinger

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