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Here’s Why the Invasive Asian Giant Hornet’s Identification Is Actually a Scientific Success Story

National Museum of Natural History

Notorious Asian Giant Hornet Finds Home in Smithsonian

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The Asian Giant Hornet, Vespa mandarinia, can grow up to two inches long and is a species not native to North America. The National Insect Collection, co-curated by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), houses one of the first specimens collected in North America (Michael Gates, USDA).

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