Invasive Yellow-Legged hornet species spotted in the U.S First Time

1. The hornet is known as the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), or "murder hornet".

2. It is the largest hornet in the world, with queens measuring up to 2 inches long.

3. The hornets are native to Asia, but they were first spotted in the U.S. in 2019 in Blaine, Washington.

4. They have since been found in several other Washington counties, as well as in Oregon and British Columbia.

5. The hornets are a threat to honeybees, which they kill by decapitating them.

6. They can also sting humans, and their venom is very painful. 7. The hornets are social insects and live in colonies of up to 500 individuals.

8. They build their nests in the ground, in hollow trees, or in other cavities.

9. The hornets are active during the day and are attracted to sweet smells.

10. There is no specific treatment for a hornet sting, but pain relievers and antihistamines can help relieve the symptoms.