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Asian Giant Hornet About the ‘murder hornet’ or Vespa mandarinia

The Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, or AGH, is a large, predaceous hornet native to Asia, most commonly found in Japan and South Korea. The AGH is the world’s largest hornet, slightly larger than the cicada killer wasp common in Texas. It was discovered for the first time in North America in August 2019 in British Columbia, Canada, and was located and eradicated in September 2019. Two specimens were also collected near Blaine, Washington, in the northwest corner of the state. Efforts are underway this spring to trap… Read More →