• Washington State Trapped Its First ‘Murder Hornet'

    5 days ago - By Time

    The Washington State Department of Agriculture trapped its first Asian giant hornet - also referred to as a “murder hornet” - in July, the department announced Friday.
    The largest species of hornets in the world, “murder hornets” attack honeybee hives by entering a “slaughter phase” in which they decapitate bees and take their hive as their own, feeding the dead bee thoraxes to their young, according to the WSDA. Officials worry that the invasive species could severely hurt Washington state's - and the U.S.'s - bee population, which would in turn damage crops that depend on bee...
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  • A 'murder hornet' has been trapped for the first time in Washington after several confirmed sightings

    A 'murder hornet' has been trapped for the first time in Washington after several confirmed sightings

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Washington State Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it trapped its first Asian giant hornet.
    The Asian giant hornet, commonly dubbed the "murder hornet," is a huge hornet that is as large as over two inches long, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
    The USDA says in the event of encountering a murder hornet, witnesses should "calmly leave the area." WSDA advises witnesses of murder hornets to report it to the agency.
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