How to Draw an Asian Hornet

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Asian Hornet in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Asian Hornet.

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How to Draw an Asian Hornet - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: For the head, draw a large bowl shape with three bumps at the bottom, then connect the top with a smooth curved line.

Step 2: Add the antennae with long, narrow lines that point outward. The two outside “bumps” of the head become the eyes with two lines to complete the rounded shapes. The middle trapezoid shape forms the “face” of most insects.

Step 3: Draw the thorax with two curved lines opposite each other, like an oval. This is the middle of the hornet’s body.

Step 4: Draw the abdomen, the bottom part of the body. This is a round cone shape that ends in a sharp point, which is the hornet’s large stinger. The abdomen has several rows of colored stripes.

Step 5: Draw the six joined legs, which are narrow and bent. The two front short legs point forward from the top of the thorax, while the back four are longer and point backwards.

Step 6: Draw the wings on both sides. These are long, flat lines that loop back to a skinny point on the thorax between the front and middle legs.

Step 7: Draw another pair of smaller wings, behind the first. These are more oval-shaped than the first pair.

Step 8: Random patterns of crisscrossing lines complete the wings.

Interesting Facts about the Asian hornet

The Asian hornet is a type of hornet which is the largest hornet in the world which is native in tropical areas of Eastern Asia in areas like Russia, Korea, China, Taiwan, India and other countries. This huge hornet is around 2.5 to 3cm long in its body with a 76mm long wingspan and a 6mm long stinger that injects dangerous poison!

Did you know?

  • The Asian hornet is around the same size as a normal sized paper clip
  • Queens are the only females hornets that will reproduce, the other female hornets will do work like building, caring for the young, and collecting food
  • There are many less male hornets than there are males, and their main purpose is for mating with the queen to keep the colony growing, and commonly die after they serve their purpose
  • The hornets will commonly eat tree sap but will also eat other insects such as flies, bees, or whatever is locally available to them at the time
  • This huge hornet isn’t only scary because of its size but also because it is known to be one of the most aggressive hornets, and is known to be the most abundant of hornets in all of South Korea
  • As honey bees are a favorite treat of the Asian hornets, they will try to defend themselves from them by forming a tight ball of themselves surrounding the hornet making its temperature to go to 45 degrees Celsius, killing the hornet.