Asked September 2, 2017, 6:32 AM EDT

I'm noticing a lot of dead bees on my screened in porch. I never see them a live and they appear out of nowhere. I have attached a photo of the bees. I have seen over 15 bees and they are all dead. Can you tell me what type of bee they are and why they are dead? Regards,

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

These are European Hornets.
We think they probably accidentally got in and couldn't figure out a way out, and that's why they died.
They fly at night and are attracted to lights.