I found this huge wasp-like thing on my screened in porch (the screen is torn). I took live photos with a crayon for reference, but could not get it very close. It died by the next day. What on Earth is this and why is it so big? I have never seen one this big! Thanks for your help!
The Giant Hornet, Vespa crabro germana, lives up to its name. I has to be big to be called the Giant Hornet. If you think this is big, you should see a Tarantula Hawk.