Asian Giant Hornet Central

Breaking News!

The Washington State Department of Agriculture eradicated the first Asian giant hornet nest of the year. Read more here. August 26, 2021.


First Asian Giant Hornet Nest Of 2021 Located (Washington State Department of Agriculture press release) August 20, 2021.



[Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Agriculture]

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[Photo: "Vespa mandarinia (Asian giant hornet) in Japan" by Alpsdake is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0]

Research on the Asian Giant Hornet

Close up of head of Asian giant hornet
June 8, 2020

ARS Takes On the Asian Giant Hornet

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ARS entomologist Matt Buffington working with an Asian giant hornet
August 6, 2020

Asian Giant Hornet Complete Genome Released by the Agricultural Research Service

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Asian giant hornet
October 29, 2020

USDA Lure Attracts Live Asian Giant Hornets, Helps Lead to Nest Discovery

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Smithsonian NMNH Biorepository technician, Daniel DiMichele, inspecting an Asian giant hornet
November 17, 2020

Asian Giant Hornets Arrive for Study and Preservation at the Smithsonian Biorepository

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Vespa mandarinia, Asian giant hornet (AGH) larve and pupa in specimen tubes
March 11, 2021

Mapping The Asian Giant Hornet's Genome

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ARS researcher makes lures that contain known wasp and hornet attractants for use in Asian giant hornet traps.
July 16, 2021

Asian Giant Hornet Research from Coast to Coast

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