Average Lifespan: 20-25 years
Flight Speed: 20-30 MPH (32-48 km)
Height: 15-21 millimeters long
Weight: 2-3 grams
Killer orange jockeys are a genetically-altered species of yellow jackets developed by the US government, and one of the most dangerous kinds of bees. Their stingers are very powerful to take down a few flies as well as a single grasshopper and they appear to be twice as big as ordinary yellow jackets. If one looks closely without the risk of being stung, an orange jockey's face somewhat resembles that of an ordinary horse, except for its mouth; this would explain why they're called "jockeys" as it would normally mean one who professionally partakes in dangerous horse racing. It's not very easy to kill them with various kinds of bug repellent as they have a good resistance to it (they will still attack anyone even if they put bug spray on themselves), though they can live a quarter of a minute longer before dying if exposed to fire. They are also highly resistant to water as they can even use their wings to propel themselves in water just to catch their foes; this gives a clue that killer orange jockeys have also attacked certain kinds of fish at some point.
They have the same physical appearances as a yellow jacket, but having a horse-like face and they are brightly orange in color, sometimes with either black or golden stripes. Their stingers do not detach very easily, though they can sting their prey dozens of times before finally losing them. Their poison is extremely powerful enough as a single sting can cause someone to collapse in a sleep paralysis-like coma, considering the poison can overwhelm the human body within half a minute; two or more stings would mean instant death. They are so menacing and scary that most people usually stay away from them despite being developed by government officials; they are primarily used as substitutes for land mines and other explosives.
Its pheromones are five times powerful than ordinary pheromones of a bee, thus other kinds of bees from far away can detect it. In fact, its pheromones are so powerful that even the smallest of worker bees can turn aggressive and will attempt to relentlessly attack the prey nonstop. Because of this, government officials had developed special kinds of tear-gas grenades containing jockey pheromones; these can attract and signal other bees to attack the humans if they're exposed to it. Severely high-temperatured fire can kill these terrifying insects or one can use dry ice to exterminate these pests.
Despite being engineered to kill their targets, some jockeys actually gather honey and pollinate flowers at twice the rate than ordinary bees. Unfortunately, because of their dangerous nature, beekeeping can be quite difficult, especially when their stingers are sometimes strong enough to penetrate a beekeeper suit---scientists have now developed better kinds of beekeeper suits to keep them from actually hurting the person wanting to collect their honey. In fact, collecting honey from them is extremely difficult as they can be pretty territorial when it comes to flowers and their hives. A single orange jockey can have as many as 85,000 descendants per year, which makes them a threat even to people trying to grow crops as they are often seen devouring and damaging various crops like ordinary locusts.
Both its toxins and pheromones can be gathered to engineer into various purposes: The poison has a reverse effect where scientists can use it to safely numb a person's nerves, thus creating a new kind of painkiller in case serious, deep surgery is required. The painkillers developed by the jockey's poison can leave someone knocked out for at least 30-40 hours at a time. On the other hand, its pheromones have been reverse-engineered and developed into more powerful forms of bug repellent as scientists are trying to work on a perfect way to effectively combat against killer orange jockeys.
A man actually tried to cook and eat one of these bees after removing the stinger and toxins. They aren't that tasty even if one is cooked, but its pheromones can cause a person to be woozy. It takes only two of these bees to fully put someone to sleep for several hours if eaten, considering how powerful their pheromones are, but this is also dangerous as other jockeys can detect the pheromone-scented breath from many miles away, prompting them to attack the sleeping person.
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