|1 ½ in to 2 in
|Head, thorax, and winged abdomen. Six legs and large prominent eyes, with a stinger about a ¼ inch in length.
|Orange body with black and brown stripes; light orange head
|Habitat & Behavior
|Asian giant hornets prefer to live in low forests or in underground nests. They feed on insects and tree sap and the biggest concern with murder hornets is that they prey on honeybees and hives, which can impact local colonies.
|Spring / Summer / Fall
|Prevention & Treatment
|Washington is the only state with official murder hornet sightings and scientists are currently working to trap and eliminate this stinging insect before it becomes widespread.