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‘Murder hornets’ officially named Northern giant hornet

Asian Giant Hornets, dubbed murder hornets, named by entomologists

The Washington State Department of Agriculture displayed dead and preserved Northern giant hornets at their tracking and trapping training session in Blaine on July 12.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture displayed dead and preserved Northern giant hornets at their tracking and trapping training session in Blaine on July 12. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
Asian giant hornets, commonly referred to as “murder hornets,” officially have a new common name

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