Asian giant hornet

Asian Giant Hornet: What You Should Know

Jun 1, 2020
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Today's topic is the Asian Giant Hornet or what some people are calling the Murder Hornet. You may have heard of this insect; it is a large hornet or wasp. It is one and a half to two inches long- so about the size of a matchbox.  

Images of Morrison's bumble bee, cicada killer wasp, and spider wasp provided by Dr. Joseph Wilson. Image of Asian giant hornet from Wikimedia

 

Shalayne Smith Needham: Joining me next is Dr. Lori Spears, invasive species survey coordinator at Utah State University, to talk about the Asian Giant Hornet, also known as the Murder Hornet. 

Images of Morrison's bumble bee, western cicada killer, and spider wasp by Dr. Joseph Wilson. Image of Asian giant hornet by Wikimedia.

Dr. Joseph Wilson knows a little something about Vespa mandarinia, the species commonly called the Asian giant hornet