Buzzing hornets are shown in a stunning close-up as they fly, feed and fight around a puddle in slow motion images
- Hornets filmed in super slow-motion images hovering over water source
- The insects see them eating, fighting and flying around in graphic detail
- Filmed by nature photographer, Lothar Lenz in his back yard in Eifel, Germany
Incredibly new super slow-motion images have revealed the behavior of spicy hornets in intricate details.
Nature photographer Lothar Lenz was able to capture, feed, fight and fly intricate video of the hornets in his backyard in the Eifel, Germany.
The macro images are focused on coming and going over a small pool of water, the hornets coming and going captured with fascinating details.
The hornets fly away and show the flapping wings and even the hairs on the legs.
They drink from the small water hole when fellow flies and wasps arrive, the hornets see it as a threat and defend their bandage.
At a given moment, a few minutes fly away from the drinking place and the relatively large hornets land nearby.
Nature photographer Lothar Lenz was able to capture, feed, fight and fly intricate video of the hornets in his backyard in the Eifel, Germany
They drink from the small water hole when fellow flies and wasps arrive, the hornets see it as a threat and defend their bandage
Lothar said: & # 39; For several years I have been busy with hornets, wasps and paper wasps.
& # 39; In this August video this year I show European Hornets, German Wasps and Paper Wasp in impressive take-off and landing maneuvers in slow motion shots (250 and 500 fps).
& # 39; Hornets are hunters who raise their brood with animal protein.
European hornets such as those filmed by Lothar are usually not as aggressive and enjoy creatures such as grasshoppers, flies and bees
& # 39; Wasps are their favorite prey, shown here in close-up. & # 39;
Lothar says he likes to & # 39; almost every day & # 39; to film and photograph animals and is fascinated by the quantity nature even in its own little village.
European hornets such as those filmed by Lothar are usually not as aggressive and enjoy creatures such as grasshoppers, flies and bees.
THE & # 39; DOCILE & # 39; EUROPEAN HORNET
The European hornet is usually found in South East England and as far north as Nottinghamshire. Adults vary in size between 2 and 5 cm in length and are usually seen in forests, parks and gardens between May and November.
However, these two recent observations have been made from much larger hornets.
Hornets often nest in holes in trees, although nests are found on attics, roofs and sometimes in the ground. They build nests by scraping wood from trees and buildings and mixing it with their saliva to form a pulp.
A European hornet nest can consist of 200 to 400 individuals (with larger colonies that have more than 1,000 hornets).
Unlike ordinary wasps that fly during the day, hornets fly during the day and in the dark. They can sting, but are usually not aggressive and are known to feed on large insects such as grasshoppers, flies and bees.
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