Asian Hornet, Cousin Of Infamous Murder Hornet, Found In United States For First Time Ever

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This is quite concerning.

In 2019, the infamous murder hornet’s appearance in North America triggered fear due to its name and reputation.

Now, its cousin, the Asian hornet (also known as the yellow-legged hornet), has been spotted in the United States for the first time ever. Just like the murder hornet, the Asian hornet preys on honey bees.

Originating from Southeastern Asia, the yellow-legged hornet has been found in parts of Europe and the Middle East. Recently, it was discovered in southern Georgia, marking its first appearance in the U.S.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture revealed this unsettling development, raising concerns about its potential impact on local ecosystems.

It’s truly alarming.

The yellow-legged hornet poses a serious threat to our ecosystem, and it’s not just an empty claim. In Spain and France, six recorded deaths have occurred due to stings, all resulting from anaphylactic shock.

The statistics are equally astonishing: A single hive can accommodate up to a staggering 6,000 yellow-legged hornets, showcasing the enormity of their nests. This unnerving fact highlights the potential challenges posed by these invasive insects.

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