Is this an Asian giant hornet?

Asked September 22, 2019, 10:04 PM EDT

Please identify these bees. We have a whole bunch of them coming from somewhere and they are aggressive.

Frederick County Maryland insect or spider id european hornet not giant asian hornet

1 Response

No. We do not have Giant Asian Hornets here.

This is a European Hornet. Here is our page on them: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/european-hornets

They are active at night and attracted to light where they can find the other insects that they feed on.


Christine