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