An invasive hornet that hunts honeybees is spotted in the U.S. for the first time

The yellow-legged hornet is a prolific predator of honey bees and other pollinators. Now it’s been spotted alive in the wild in the U.S. for the first time. Agriculture officials are raising the alarm after an invasive yellow-legged hornet was seen near Savannah, Ga. The insects are devastatingly effective at preying on honeybees and other pollinators.

“This is the first time a live specimen of this species has been detected in the open United States,” the Georgia Department of Agriculture said , after confirming the insect’s presence with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Georgia.

The yellow-legged hornet, […]

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