Researchers Try to Head Off “Murder Hornets” Coming into US
Published:14 Jun.2020    Source:The Scientist

Asian giant hornets were found for the first time in Washington State and could reemerge in the spring.


The New York Times reports that an Asian giant hornet has been found in British Columbia, eight miles north of where two of the insects were spotted last fall in Washington State. The apiculturist who confirmed the discovery notes that most people should not be concerned about the insects, as he says he is worried fear could lead people to kill ecologically important bees and wasps.