Skip to comments.Officials confirm 3 new sightings of Asian giant hornets
Posted on 10/01/2020 6:06:30 AM PDT by Red Badger
Agricultural officials confirm 3 new sightings of Asian giant hornets in Blaine
Officials confirmed three new sightings of Asian giant hornets in Whatcom County, increasing to 12 the number that have been reported there.
BLAINE, Wash. - Officials confirmed three new sightings of Asian giant hornets in Whatcom County, increasing to 12 the number that have been reported there.
The Bellingham Herald reports the total represents the first sightings of the hornets in Washington state and the U.S. since they were first spotted in Whatcom in 2019.
All three recent sightings were found near Burk Road, southeast of Blaine, in late September, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Traps will be set up in the area. The goal is to catch live Asian giant hornets in those traps, tag them and track them back to their colony to destroy them so the invasive pests dont become established in Washington state.
Usually about the size of an adult thumb, the Asian giant hornet, or Vespa mandarinia, is the worlds largest hornet species. They are identifiable by their large yellow/orange heads.
Methinks they are already established....
China. The gift that keeps on giving.
Love that movie.
Love that movie, too.
Which side will the be on when they get to Seattle and Portland? Or will they just sting everyone: communist rioters and police?
Should ship them to Australia.... They’re used to killer kritters... Lol.
2020, the gift that just keeps on giving.
That’s creepy. :)
Whatcom here now?
Oh, good. More ammo for my under barrel murder hornet launcher.
And why hasn’t woke Washington State renamed itself by now?
It was always too easily confused with DC anyway...
that episode scared the CRAP out of me when I was a kid!!!
“The Zanti Misfits” it is called.
The Zanti race sends their criminals to earth so we will kill them for them. Because they are too ‘civilized’ to do it themselves.
I guess sending them to a planet to be killed is OK.
"Burn a calendar, not a business"
Either that or massive recycle program to turn 2020 calendars into...toilet paper.
When will be called racist for saying “asian hornets”? Will nancy pelousi call them “Trump hornets”?
It was good movie, but it had nothing to do with the title or Heinlein’s book, “Starship Troopers”. The only thing the producers used was the title and his name...............
I read the book, and enjoyed both.
I took them as distinct entities.
I really enjoyed The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Starship Troopers, and Stranger in a Strange Land.
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