‘Calm all the buzz,’ RI DEM says of alleged Asian giant hornet sightings

From 10 WJAR
August 19th, 2020

If you’re in Rhode Island and think you spotted a giant Asian hornet, which is also known as the “murder hornet,” environmental experts are asking you not to get too worried.

“Calm all the buzz,” the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management noted in a tweet Wednesday.

“There’s little risk of them being present in RI in 2020,” according to DEM. “Chances are you’ve spotted a local look-a-like that are not a threat to wildlife or our ecosystem.”

DEM noted that there are several native wasps in the state.

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