Asian giant hornets-also known as "murder hornets", the "Giant Sparrow Bee", and the "yak killer"-measure up to 2 inches long and prey on large insects, such as praying mantises, wasps, other hornets, as well as bees". Apparently, Asian giant hornets have been spotted in the state of Washington.
Members of the Mt. Baker Beekeepers Association have put up traps and are monitoring them as part of the state's efforts to find and kill the invasive pests, the paper reported. A few hornets can destroy a hive in a matter of hours.
Recent sightings of Asian giant hornets - dubbed "murder hornets" for their voracious and violent appetites - have scientists anxious the invasive species could decimate vital bee populations across the United States if not properly contained.
The hornets are estimated to kill 50 people a year in Japan alone.
Asia's "murder hornets" were spotted in the United States for the first time recently, causing scientists to worry that the insect might be colonizing. Maybe quarantining is a great idea after all. The hornets will attack in groups and can inject about the same amount of toxic venom as some species of snakes. The thing is these hornets are murderous with officials suspecting that they've been responsible for the bee massacres that have occurred throughout the state of Washington along with suspected attacks on humans.
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In any other year, reports of "murder hornets" being the United States for the first time in history might instill some fear in citizens but with the news dropping in the midst of a pandemic that has crippled the economy and left people under strict lockdown orders, it appears to have been greeted with mostly humor.
There had been reports as early as September 2019 of Asian giant hornets showing up in British Columbia. Will there be a campaign to change the name to the scientific name of "Vespa mandarinia?".
A provincial apiculturist also set up traps in the area to catch hornets.
So, uh, yeah, if you see one of these hornets in person, run away and call a local department of agriculture.