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Northern Giant Hornet
Formerly known as Asian Giant Hornet
In the fall of 2019 specimens of the Northern Giant Hornet, Vespa mandarinia, were found in Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Washington state. This hornet can have a detrimental impact on honey bee colonies, as well as other insect species.
Photo by: Hanna
Royals, USDA APHIS PPQ ITP, Bugwood.org
Photo by: Pest and Diseases Image Library , Bugwood.org
The Yellow-Legged Hornet was recently discovered in Savannah, GA in August 2023. This pest has been known to attack and prey off of honey bee colonies and if not eradicated can be expected to spread rapidly.
Photo by: Allan Smith-Pardo, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org