Invasive ‘murder hornet’ in the U.S. for the first time

Animals and Wildlife

(CNN/ABC News) — “Murder hornets” are now in the United States. Asian Giant Hornets are an invasive and potentially deadly species, and they have been found in the U.S. for the first time.  

Researchers have nicknamed it the “murder hornet” because its venomous sting can kill a human if they are stung several times.  

Their stingers are said to be able to pierce through bee keeper suits.

The hornets are more than two inches in length and have reportedly been attacking beehives in Washington state. 

Scientists don’t know yet how the hornet made it to the U.S. 

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