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found large hornet, Portland #725177

Asked September 18, 2020, 9:52 PM EDT

I found the wasp or hornet in the attached pictures on the sidewalk outside Mt. Scott Fuel on Foster Road in Portland Friday September 18. It looks a lot like the picture Wikipedia shows for the Asian giant hornet.

Multnomah County Oregon

Expert Response

This insect is not the invasive Asian giant hornet.

See this Pest Alert with a comparison of the Asian Giant Hornet with several lookalikes -

Thank you for your concern and your report. Fortunately, none of the giant hornets have yet been found in Oregon. for your concern.


Jean R. Natter Replied September 18, 2020, 10:50 PM EDT

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