These appear to be very dark specimens of Vespa mandarinia, the Asian giant hornet of which more here. I’m not even sure these ones are alive – it would be hard to get them to sit like that naturally, and they all seem to have extended stings which is unusual in life, although quite often happens to insects after death.
- Bereaved parents hope environmental pundit chokes to death
- An evening display of aerobatics
- Behold, the tree lobster. (Spoiler: not a lobster)