is this an Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia)

Asked August 9, 2015, 1:41 PM EDT

nest of ridiculously huge bee looking insects taking up residence in hot tub cabinet. it meets the description on this website: http://www.badspiderbites.com/giant-hornet/ anyone know anything about these in Maryland ??

Anne Arundel County Maryland beneficial insects insect identification

1 Response

The Asian giant hornet has not been found in Maryland. We do have another very large hornet here, the European hornet. Here is our page about them:
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/european-hornets

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