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Nuñez-Penichet, C., Osorio-Olvera, L., Gonzalez, V. H., Cobos, M. E., Jiménez, L., DeRaad, D. A., … Soberon, J. (2021). Geographic potential of the world’s largest hornet, Vespa mandarinia Smith (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), worldwide and particularly in North America. PeerJ, 9, e10690. doi:10.7717/peerj.10690 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10690

The Asian giant hornet (AGH, Vespa mandarinia) is the world’s largest hornet, occurring naturally in the Indomalayan region, where it is a voracious predator of pollinating insects including honey bees. In September 2019, a nest of Asian giant hornets was detected outside of Vancouver, British Colum…