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Hornetaur Topics:

English: Hornetaur
Japanese: カンタロス
Nicknames: N/A
English: The Hidden Jungle Clouds
Japanese: N/A
General Information
Species: Neopteron
Element/s: N/A
Ailment/s: N/A
Weakest to: StatusEffect05 Poison
Weakness Sign: N/A
Signature Move: Leap attack
Habitats: Almost all of Minegarde
Monster Size: Small
Monsters in Relation: Vespoid, Altaroth, Bnahabra
Generation: First

The Hornetaur is a Neopteron introduced in Monster Hunter.



Like the related Vespoid, they are highly susceptible to poison. Due to their small size, many find them difficult to hit directly.


Hornetaurs will frequently attack the hunter in groups, making it irksome to fight other monsters in the area. If hit with normal weapons, these monsters will frequently shatter completely.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MHF-G8 (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Hornetaur Icon A Vespoid-like monster with a thick shell. Easily damaged, there are rarely any usable materials left to harvest from them once killed. But if you could sap their health gradually...

Frontier Analysis

Roar X Wind Pressure X
Shock Trap X Pitfall Trap X
Sonic Bomb X Flash Bomb X
Meat X Stench Beads X
Capture HP X Cuttable Tail X
Resistance Duration Damage
Poison Resistance 10 60 sec 60
Para Resistance 80 15 sec
Sleep Resistance 200 15 sec
Faint Resistance


  • Hornetaurs look somewhat like real-world crickets.

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