VAR (HA MS CU MCU FA RA SA) Japanese giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica) queen on branch. Hornet drinks from droplet of sap or water. Head and forelegs of hornet as it drinks; mandibles, mouthparts and claws visible. One droplet of sap disappears. Hornet crawls along branch; appears to clean itself; flies away. Green trees in surroundings and BG.