Murder Horn: Asian giant horns are invading North America

Killer horns, also known as Asian giant horns (Vespa mandarinia), is the world’s largest wasp. These horns occur naturally in Asia, but humans have accidentally introduced them to North America, where they pose a threat to native wildlife as they kill other insects, including smaller wasps and bees.

The name “murder horn” is very common online, but it can be sensational, according to the Natural History Museum in London. These horns do not actively hunt humans, but they can kill people with powerful stings if they feel threatened, especially when people are allergic to their venom.

What does the killer horn look like?

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