Invasive hornet discovered for first time in the United States

An Asian hornet seen resting on a lawn chair in France in 2022. (Photo by Gerard Bottino/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) An invasive hornet was discovered for the first time in the United States this week, officials said, posing a threat to native pollinators and imperiling honey production.

The yellow-legged hornet, also known as an Asian hornet, was detected by a beekeeper in Savannah, Georgia, earlier this month, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA).

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the University of Georgia’s identification of this insect on Aug. 9.Now, […]

Click here to visit source.

See also  Singapore's Temasek joins United States' BlueMark $10M funding round

By Donato