The average lifespan of hornets in the wild is several months. The average length of a hornet is 1.25 inches. Hornets are classified as insects and are omnivorous. A group of hornets is referred to as a grist or hive. More »

Yellow jackets and hornets differ in where they build their nests and how they eat. Yellow jackets build nests in soil, while hornets build their nests in trees. Yellow jackets are scavengers, eating dead insects and sug... More »

Identify hornets through coloration, size and types of nests. Common types of hornets include baldfaced, European and mud daubers. Baldfaced hornets are predominantly black in color with a white face. They build paper ne... More »

The average lifespan of a bee depends upon the hive's activity when she is born, and is 40 days during the active season and five months if born the season before. Queen bees live an average of three years, and drones li... More »

Deer ticks live for several months without a host, and females only attach to three hosts in a lifespan of about two years. Males often only attach to two and die shortly after mating. They only attach to each host for a... More »

Some common types of hornets are European hornets, yellow jackets and bald faced hornets. There are more than 20 species of hornets. The majority of them are stinging insects. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

Although most wasps don't typically fly at night, hornets, which are a type of wasp, do. The European hornet, the only species of hornet found in the U.S., flies at night in calm muggy weather. More »