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"Murder Hornets" are just Giant Hornets

"Murder Hornets" are just Giant Hornets

Spencer Monckton (PhD candidate, Packer Lab) delves into the details of the fascinating Vespa mandarinia, incorrectly dubbed the "Murder Hornet".

Some key points:

  • The do not post a danger to humans
  • We don't know if they post a threat to (non-native) honey bees
  • There are already multiple introduced honey bee pests in N. America
  • They are unable to rapidly spread and "invade" as they don't travel far distances and don't do well in cold climates
  • Fear of giant hornets can risk native species

Read the full article here.