Vespa mandarinia, the infamous Asian giant hornet. (USDA Photo by Lance Cheung).
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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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Research on the Asian Giant Hornet
June 8, 2020
ARS Takes On the Asian Giant HornetLearn more
August 6, 2020
Asian Giant Hornet Complete Genome Released by the Agricultural Research ServiceLearn more
October 29, 2020
USDA Lure Attracts Live Asian Giant Hornets, Helps Lead to Nest DiscoveryLearn more
November 17, 2020
Asian Giant Hornets Arrive for Study and Preservation at the Smithsonian BiorepositoryLearn more
March 11, 2021
Mapping The Asian Giant Hornet's GenomeLearn more
July 16, 2021
Asian Giant Hornet Research from Coast to CoastLearn more