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 insect id european hornet stuck in screened porch

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.