From USA Today
May 4, 2020
An invasive hornet species that slaughters honeybees and can be deadly to humans is sparking concern in the United States.
A small number of “murder hornets,” an invasive species of Asian giant hornet, have been spotted in the Pacific Northwest. While experts have been tracking the invasive species in the U.S. for months, a New York Times feature published Saturday raised alarm and brought the fittingly upsetting nickname to national consciousness.
There have been just two confirmed sightings of the dangerous insects, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture. But America is already home to some deadly insects and arachnids that are more common.