'Murder hornet' found near Seattle is the first US sighting in 2021

The first reported Asian giant hornet of 2021 in the United States was found dead near Seattle by a Washington state resident in early June.

The dead insect, nicknamed the "murder hornet," found in Marysville, Washington, was dried out and emerged earlier than usual, so it may have been an "old hornet from a previous season that wasn't discovered until now," said Sven Spichiger, managing entomologist for the Washington State Department of Agriculture, during a press conference.

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