‘Murder hornets’ nest found and destroyed in US

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The first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the US was destroyed in Washington state on Saturday. The nest, found in the city of Blaine near the Canadian border, was about the size of a basketball and contained an estimated 100 to 200 hornets. Asian giant hornets can deliver painful stings and spit venom but are the biggest threat to the honeybees farmers depend on to pollinate crops. Crews wearing thick protective suits vacuumed the invasive insects from the cavity of a tree into large canisters. Officials suspect more nests may be in the area and will keep searching Washington state crews destroy first US murder hornet nest

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Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought. This state of mind may, depending upon the jurisdiction, distinguish murder from other forms of unlawful homicide, such as manslaughter.

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The rather shrill name “murder hornet” has been given to the Asian giant hornet, which includes the colour form referred to as the Japanese giant hornet. It is the world’s largest hornet. It is native to temperate and tropical East Asia, South Asia, Mainland Southeast Asia, and parts of the Russian Far East. It has been found in the USA, where it is regarded as an invasive non-native species.

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