Be On The Lookout: Asian Murder Hornets arrive in North America

https://www.bbc.com/news/52533585

Posted by ellen5 ellen5, May 05, 2020 12:25 PM

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Oh no, not another threat to the US bee population.

Posted by amzapp over 2 years ago (Flag)

Let them take the honeybees, and leave our natives alone....

Posted by ellen5 over 2 years ago (Flag)

I saw that on websites yesterday, but thought it was a sponsored ad. Now I'm just sad.

Posted by billarbon over 2 years ago (Flag)

Here's a somewhat less sensationalized version from WA Dept of Agriculture: https://agr.wa.gov/departments/insects-pests-and-weeds/insects/hornets
Usefully, they provide images and comparisons to native hornets. And an embedded webinar!

Posted by ellen5 over 2 years ago (Flag)

Washington also has a trapping program for anyone interested in maintaining traps. As this is a species native to Japan, the Pacific Northwest is very similar in latitude and geography, it may be restricted in its range. But as that can't be certain, hopefully a good trapping system will help control its numbers. How we inflict ourselves with plagues! We just can't seem to prevent events like this from happening.

Posted by billarbon over 2 years ago (Flag)

There's a radio program/podcast about this today on NPR program called 1A:
https://the1a.org/podcasts/1a-podcast/
https://the1a.org/segments/newly-arrived-hornets-pose-threat-to-honeybees/

Posted by ellen5 over 2 years ago (Flag)

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