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Asian giant hornet
Vespa mandarinia

Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) is an insect pest of honey bees and other large insects. It is a native of Eastern Asia.

At five times the size and 20 times the weight of a honey bee, a single hornet can kill as many as 40 honey bees per minute using its large mandibles. This large hornet is not currently established in the U.S.
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