Murder Bee #724750
Asked September 17, 2020, 12:56 PM EDT
Is this a murder bee
Washington County North Carolina
It's a European hornet worker. It is a "cousin" to the Asian giant hornet. Their colonies are about maximum size right now. They often fly at night around bright lights and can be "unpleasant" if you get too close to their nest (which is often hidden in cavities).