Tracking the ‘Murder Hornet’: A Deadly Pest Has Reached North America

“This is our window to keep it from establishing,” Chris Looney, a Washington State entomologist, said of the two-inch Asian giant hornet. He displayed a dead hornet on his jacket.
Credit…Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Sightings of the Asian giant hornet have prompted fears that the vicious insect could establish itself in the United States and devastate bee populations.
 
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