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Some reports indicate the Giant Asian Hornet is already nesting down in the U.S.A. by Samuel Vargo

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Sightings of the Giant Asian Hornet (Vespa mandarinia) have been reported in the United States. Although some say these  sightings are that of a large wasp that feeds on cicadas, whether or not this invasive species has moved to America is uncertain. This horrible killer has been responsible for deaths in Japan, where it originated, as well as in China and France, where it has already spread. Vespa mandarinia workers grow to an adult size of nearly two inches, with queens topping out at three inches. When the Giant Asian Hornet stings, it causes human flesh to melt, much like the effect of having acid sprayed on a person's skin. There have been reports of swarms chasing victims hundreds of meters and stinging people hundreds of times in the chase. It's a natural born killer and climate change is making it comfy.

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Samuel Vargo worked as a full-time reporter and editor for more than 20 years at a number of daily newspapers and business journals. He was also an adjunct English professor at colleges and universities in Ohio, West Virginia, Mississippi (more...)
 

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