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No confirmed sightings of giant northern hornets this year

 

December 14, 2022



BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Citizen trapping of northern giant hornets in northwest Washington ended Nov. 30 without any confirmed sightings of the hornets this year, state officials said Dec. 6.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture also said that no confirmed sightings of the hornets were reported nearby in British Columbia. The northern giant hornet is native to Asia and has been the target of eradication efforts after hornets were discovered in both locations in 2019.

The insects are the world's largest hornets, with queens reaching up to 2 inches long. They are considered invas...



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