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Invasive Species Giant Japanese Hornet Arival

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posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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I'd put money on it being a cicada killer as well.
They are enormous and much larger than any other species of wasp in the US.
They kill the adult cicadas, drag them back to the hole they hatched out of and stuff them back in after laying their eggs inside the stunned cicada.




posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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double post
edit on 2-8-2016 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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We have those big golden yellow wasps here in PA. Their bodies are as big as your middle finger. I have to deal with them once in a while, stuck on the porch, don't want the dogs to mess with it.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 07:13 PM
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originally posted by: MayRenee
a reply to: wantsome

OMG! Yesterday we were swimming out back, and when I got out and was sitting in a chair, talking with my nephew, this giant bee flew down right in front of me, it had a cicada and was killing it, the bee was about 3 1/2 inches long, shiny skin, we looked it up when we came in, and the pictures are saying it is this hornet!!! My nephew crushed it , or so he thought, when it dragged the cicada under a piece of carpet, but when we looked today, the cicada bug was there, but no hornet. I was wondering why would this giant hornet be here, all the info said they are only in asia??
Edited to add this information: We have holes all in the ground around our pool. I just read that these things live in the ground. Last year when we took the pool up the whole ground under it was covered in these holes. I am wondering if these are nests for them or for the cicada's.


That sounds like a ground hornet which we have in the US. Really nasty little buggers.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 09:10 PM
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These pics distinguish the Asian Giant Hornets fairly well. The Japanese variety, especially, are very colorful.




Like an earlier poster had said, the way these get into the U.S. are from Japanese cargo vessels in ports like those found along the St. Laurence seaway/Great Lakes, New York, New Orleans and the West coast cities of San Francisco, L.A. and San Diego.

This little quote is a bit disturbing about them...


"The giant hornets are attracted to human sweat, alcohol and sweet flavors and smells. They are especially sensitive to when animals or people run..."



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 09:49 PM
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originally posted by: wantsome
a reply to: Krazysh0t

I hope I'm wrong because if these things are here they are going to cause some serious problems which I'm sure we'll pay for somehow. After watching the video lucid provided I never knew how truly destructive they could be. Just like the jumping carp and emerald ash borer. As a hardcore fisherman I dread the day the jumping carp take over the great lakes. The emerald ash borer came from China. I lost 3 ash trees in my yard because of it. I might be mistaken but the ash borer came from Asia and hit here first. I have a feeling they won't be the last invasive species we see. The great lakes are adding a new invasive species every six months from the shipping industry.


Start growing these plants, there will be less of a problem.
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