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Dead ‘murder hornet’ near Seattle is first found in US this year

<p>Entomologists say it’s first confirmed report from Snohomish county and seems to be unrelated to 2019 and 2020 discoveries</p><p>Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet found in the country this year, federal and state investigators said Wednesday.</p><p>Entomologists from the state and US Agriculture departments said it’s the first confirmed report from Snohomish county, north of Seattle, and appears to be unrelated to the 2019 and <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/10/murder-hornet-nest-queens-washington">2020 findings</a> of the hornets in Canada and Whatcom county, along the Canadian border, that gained widespread attention.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/31/us-murder-hornets-nest-asian-giant">'They give me the willies': scientist who vacuumed murder hornets braces for fight</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/16/seattle-murder-hornet-us-2021">Continue reading...</a>

Entomologists say it’s first confirmed report from Snohomish county and seems to be unrelated to 2019 and 2020 discoveries

Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet found in the country this year, federal and state investigators said Wednesday.

Entomologists from the state and US Agriculture departments said it’s the first confirmed report from Snohomish county, north of Seattle, and appears to be unrelated to the 2019 and 2020 findings of the hornets in Canada and Whatcom county, along the Canadian border, that gained widespread attention.

Related: ‘They give me the willies’: scientist who vacuumed murder hornets braces for fight

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