A Live Invasive Yellow-Legged Hornet (YLH) Was Spotted For The First Time In The US, Near Savannah, GA. YLHs, Native To SE Asia & Cousin To Murder Hornet, Pose Major Threats To Honeybees & Agric, As They Are More Predatory Than Native Hornets, Jeopardizing Honey Prod. & Pollination, Valued At $15 B. Efforts Are Underway To Eradicate Them.
Invasive yellow-legged hornet has been spotted in U.S. for first time : NPR
The yellow-legged hornet, Vespa velutina, is a close cousin of the northern giant hornet, or “murder hornet.” Both of them are very adept in the wholesale destruction of honey bees.