Giant Asian hornet spotted 100 miles north of Seattle


August 19, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The second sighting of a so-called murder hornet this year was reported by a person in Whatcom County this week, the Washington state Department of Agriculture said Aug. 12.

Entomologists confirmed the sighting. The resident’s report included a photograph of the hornet attacking a paper wasp nest in a rural area east of the town of Blaine, about two miles from where state workers eradicated the first Asian giant hornet nest in the United States last October.

The world’s largest hornet can sometimes be lethal to humans.

“This hornet is exhibiting the same behavior...

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