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(Some Guy)   Those "giant asian murder hornets"? Yeah, about those   (ucanr.edu) divider line
    More: Followup, Honey bee, Insect, Beekeeping, Asian giant hornets, Wasp, Afrianizedhoney bees, researcher Lynn Kimsey, Vespa nests  
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2020-05-05 5:04:07 PM  
62 votes:
What a buzzkill.
 
2020-05-05 5:09:53 PM  
59 votes:
International Society of Hymenopterists

You could say they're popping the cherry on wasp myths...

/I'm not sorry
 
2020-05-05 6:14:58 PM  
38 votes:
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2020-05-05 6:30:56 PM  
22 votes:

Nick Nostril: Swallowing one alive cures Coronavirus, right?


Actually...
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2020-05-05 6:29:38 PM  
22 votes:

Porkbelly: And if you want to fear something fear "red velvet ants" a/k/a cow killers:

https://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/s​tinging-insects/velvet-ants-cow-killer​s/


I had a buddy who did research on cow ants (Mutillidae) when I was in grad school. Field work is all fun and games until the container of cow killers spills in the back seat.
 
2020-05-05 6:21:41 PM  
20 votes:
Entomologists call them Asian giant hornets or Vespa mandarinia.

Social media?

Murder hornets.

Could we just go back to calling them Asian giant hornets or AGH or Vespa mandarina?

Please?


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Found a picture of the author.
 
2020-05-05 6:19:18 PM  
20 votes:
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2020-05-05 6:18:04 PM  
18 votes:
The gorillas I ordered are showing 'out for delivery'. No way am I sending them back at this point.
 
2020-05-05 6:44:25 PM  
17 votes:
Wasps of unusual size?

I don't believe they exist.
 
2020-05-05 6:29:21 PM  
15 votes:
Trumpers are saying they were genetically engineered by the Deep State, Pelosi and Obama to make Trump look bad.
 
2020-05-05 4:43:02 PM  
15 votes:
That's what they said about coronavirus.
 
2020-05-05 5:10:19 PM  
13 votes:
So you're saying....they have my address?!? They'll be here soon to eat me? I haven't got a chance against the MURDER HORNETS? Is that what you're saying?!!?!!
 
2020-05-05 6:46:02 PM  
9 votes:
"It's ridiculous to call them murder hornets," says noted UC Davis wasp expert and researcher Lynn Kimsey,

Yeah, nice try. That's just what Big Wasp wants you to think.
 
2020-05-05 6:09:22 PM  
9 votes:
Swallowing one alive cures Coronavirus, right?
 
2020-05-05 7:03:29 PM  
8 votes:
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2020-05-05 6:38:24 PM  
8 votes:
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2020-05-05 6:20:35 PM  
8 votes:
"It's no more likely to sting and kill a human than a honey bee,"

Until the latest generation of Beavis and Butt-head decide to update a game their parents played.


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2020-05-05 7:17:19 PM  
7 votes:
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2020-05-05 6:41:13 PM  
7 votes:

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Pretty sure Sorbo got a cold sore from just being photoshopped near her.
 
2020-05-05 6:09:41 PM  
6 votes:
In the documentary I saw on them, they were called "Cracker Jackers"

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2020-05-05 8:11:48 PM  
5 votes:
"It's ridiculous to call them murder hornets," says noted UC Davis wasp expert and researcher Lynn Kimsey,"

I would agree, generally when these hornets kill you it is going to be a crime of passion, which is why I prefer the term "Manslaughter Hornets"
 
2020-05-05 6:51:40 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-05-05 6:11:12 PM  
5 votes:
They should be culled from anywhere outside their origin site.

They are an invasive species and didn't fly here; they were brought here by idiots.

Yes, I am still talking about the Asian hornets.
 
2020-05-05 7:55:36 PM  
4 votes:

Percise1: I think this is exactly why the .410 shotgun was invented...

That, or a can of Wd-40 and a lighter. Never seen a wasp that was a badass without wings, and those torch instantly.


BunkyBrewman: Afrianized?

You know... urban.


Being that I have shot at a hornets nest with a .410 in my younger years, I can assure you its effectiveness is limited. And they fly faster than you can run.
 
2020-05-05 7:06:37 PM  
4 votes:
While on a construction crew once we were eating lunch and watching a tarantula wasp stalking spiders. Tarantula wasps have an enormous stinger and a very painful sting but as solitary wasps they would much rather leave you alone. Well, one of the guys insisted on messing with it and messing with it and messing with it... stung him right through his work glove and he cried like a baby for half an hour.
 
2020-05-05 7:01:29 PM  
4 votes:

Mike_LowELL: WordsnCollision: Mike_LowELL: Entomologists call them Asian giant hornets or Vespa mandarinia.

Social media?

Murder hornets.

Could we just go back to calling them Asian giant hornets or AGH or Vespa mandarina?

Please?

Another article I read referred to them as "Yak-Killer Hornets".

I prefer to name them after the country which I have never actually visited and exists to me as a thing that I see on maps, but of which I somehow believe to be responsible for my life's failings and the deep-rooted insecurities that come with it.

This is why we need to wipe out the Estonian Hornet, along with the Estonian Crocodile and the Estonian African Elephant.  Wipe that whole goddamn country off the map.  Estonia's never done anything good for anyone.


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2020-05-05 6:52:26 PM  
4 votes:
I think this is exactly why the .410 shotgun was invented...

That, or a can of Wd-40 and a lighter. Never seen a wasp that was a badass without wings, and those torch instantly.


BunkyBrewman: Afrianized?


You know... urban.
 
2020-05-05 9:12:51 PM  
3 votes:

Cultured: Nick Nostril: Swallowing one alive cures Coronavirus, right?

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2020-05-05 8:34:36 PM  
3 votes:

highli99: When will it be our turn to unleash one of our North American pests on Asia?   It seems a little one sided to me.   Which animal would we send?   I vote for horse flies or no see ums.


No see ums? Aw jeez, I've been calling them midges.
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2020-05-05 7:05:58 PM  
3 votes:
BunkyBrewman: successful and attractive Afrian-Amerianized?

FTFY
 
2020-05-05 6:57:02 PM  
3 votes:

WordsnCollision: Mike_LowELL: Entomologists call them Asian giant hornets or Vespa mandarinia.

Social media?

Murder hornets.

Could we just go back to calling them Asian giant hornets or AGH or Vespa mandarina?

Please?

Another article I read referred to them as "Yak-Killer Hornets".


I prefer to name them after the country which I have never actually visited and exists to me as a thing that I see on maps, but of which I somehow believe to be responsible for my life's failings and the deep-rooted insecurities that come with it.

This is why we need to wipe out the Estonian Hornet, along with the Estonian Crocodile and the Estonian African Elephant.  Wipe that whole goddamn country off the map.  Estonia's never done anything good for anyone.
 
2020-05-05 6:29:15 PM  
3 votes:
So the article starts off as "so about those hornets"

Explains that they don't like the nickname they got.

Then goes into how bad it is that they are here and we need to destroy them. Got it. So she doesn't like the nickname they gave it. Sorry lady. We get it, you like bugs ya weirdo
 
2020-05-05 6:19:42 PM  
3 votes:
"It's ridiculous to call them murder hornets," says noted UC Davis wasp expert and researcher Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.
"It's no more likely to sting and kill a human than a honey bee,"



You would think an "expert" would know they got the name "murder hornets" because they would raid bee hives and rip off the heads of the bees and bring the bodies back to feed their young.
 
2020-05-05 6:16:16 PM  
3 votes:

Jack Sabbath: They should be culled from anywhere outside their origin site.

They are an invasive species and didn't fly here; they were brought here by idiots.

Yes, I am still talking about the Asian hornets.


You sir are an insectist. Maybe you think we should build a netted wall?
 
2020-05-06 5:46:27 AM  
2 votes:

Nick Nostril: Swallowing one alive cures Coronavirus, right?


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2020-05-05 7:38:20 PM  
2 votes:
I wonder if the Asian hornets are being harassed by the American Hornets?
 
2020-05-05 7:34:52 PM  
2 votes:

sleze: In the documentary I saw on them, they were called "Cracker Jackers"

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Please tell me that scientist a 4 month old child?
 
2020-05-05 7:09:18 PM  
2 votes:

sleze: In the documentary I saw on them, they were called "Cracker Jackers"

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2020-05-05 6:48:38 PM  
2 votes:
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This is what happens when all of the English majors are snapped up by Starbucks.
 
2020-05-05 6:42:17 PM  
2 votes:
Stick  this bimbo in a room she can't get out of with a few of them and see what she says.
 
2020-05-05 6:41:20 PM  
2 votes:

FarkingChas: I do not like how she poo-poos the Africanized bees problem. They have killed or hurt a lot of people and animals.



A Yahooglebing search yields one human death in 2010, in the US and a handful of dogs since then.

Have any legitimate sources of the claim of "killed or hurt a lot of people and animals?" Wikipedia is not a source of legit info.
 
2020-05-05 6:18:15 PM  
2 votes:
I do not like how she poo-poos the Africanized bees problem. They have killed or hurt a lot of people and animals.
 
2020-05-05 6:16:07 PM  
2 votes:
One found in Blaine? If they did in fact migrate south, they'd get to Mount Vernon then turn around and go back.
 
2020-05-06 12:44:39 AM  
1 vote:

BolloxReader: BolloxReader: Clark W Griswald: I dunno. If the bees get wiped out right on their doorstep, then simply putting wire mesh over the hives that would still allow pollen laden drones access, but not humongous hornets should solve the problem. Or am I missing something?

It will keep the Hornets out but the bees will still come crawling out to challenge them.

I guess if you made it big enough, maybe keeping the hive 2-3' away from the cage the hornets may not trigger the defensive instincts.

I'll betcha the hornets still sit there though and pick off the bees one by one as they leave for foraging.


Well, dammit, we gotta force the bees to shelter in place. Report them to the Bee Police if they venture out of their hive. It's for their own good.
 
2020-05-05 9:55:27 PM  
1 vote:
The Killer Bees: Home Invasion - SNL
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2020-05-05 8:29:20 PM  
1 vote:
When will it be our turn to unleash one of our North American pests on Asia?   It seems a little one sided to me.   Which animal would we send?   I vote for horse flies or no see ums.
 
2020-05-05 7:58:40 PM  
1 vote:
Jumping underwater doesn't work with most species of hornets, either.  They will wait up to an hour for you to come out.
 
2020-05-05 7:29:57 PM  
1 vote:
Interesting ...

On a side note I was thinking of a way a troublemaker once annoyed the hell out of an entire dormitory. He got a bunch of us to chip in and buy a vial of cockroach pheromones. He proceeded to open the cap and roll it under the large space under the door of the room for the dorm's biggest asshat Nazi resident assistant ( and for the record he was at least a WW2 Germanphile and was proud of his paraphernalia ). It didn't take long but the roaches began a march. Thousands. Tens of thousands. Hundreds of thousands probably. By the night asshat's room was a foot deep at spots of writing roach mass. Whole floor was closed so the maintenance folks ( poor bastards, sorry about that ) could shovel the bugs into bag after bag after bag. Nothing like full garbage bags containing a writing mass of insects.

Considering the enemies we have no and how far more Nazi they are I've been intrigued by this 'prank' again. But where do I get such pheromones? Who would know and what facility might have them?

U.C.Davis. That's just down the street ( practically ). And I have a name.

/ Enjoy the yellowjackets at the next Maga convention.
 
2020-05-05 7:25:41 PM  
1 vote:

dennysgod: "It's ridiculous to call them murder hornets," says noted UC Davis wasp expert and researcher Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.
"It's no more likely to sting and kill a human than a honey bee,"


You would think an "expert" would know they got the name "murder hornets" because they would raid bee hives and rip off the heads of the bees and bring the bodies back to feed their young.


She's an errand girl sent by the Murder Hornets, a puppet of a parasite wasp
 
2020-05-05 7:21:17 PM  
1 vote:

NephilimNexus: "It's ridiculous to call them murder hornets," says noted UC Davis wasp expert and researcher Lynn Kimsey

Deadly giant hornets kill 42 people in China

"It's no more likely to sting and kill a human than a honey bee," said Kimsey

Vespa mandarinia workers often fly 1 to 2 km from their nest, but can travel up to 8 km. Thus, they will not hesitate on chasing a victim several kilometres if necessary.


But can they eradicate yellow jackets? There can be only one highlander death wasp here.
 
2020-05-05 7:08:12 PM  
1 vote:

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Whatever......here is a vid of one of these farkers killing a mouse in under a minute.


Looks like the mouse is still alive at the end of that.
 
2020-05-05 6:59:47 PM  
1 vote:

sleze: In the documentary I saw on them, they were called "Cracker Jackers"

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Something something prize in a box?!!
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2020-05-05 6:57:36 PM  
1 vote:
But they look so cuddly
 
2020-05-05 6:32:39 PM  
1 vote:
Interesting that she makes no attempt to debug (heh) the claims that these hornets kill 50 people a year in Japan.
 
2020-05-05 6:29:43 PM  
1 vote:

maxandgrinch: "It's no more likely to sting and kill a human than a honey bee,"


Uh...doesn't this thing make a living out of stinging and killing honey bees, lady?
 
2020-05-05 6:25:27 PM  
1 vote:

AbuHashish: One found in Blaine? If they did in fact migrate south, they'd get to Mount Vernon then turn around and go back.

Maybe it needed a new footstool.
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2020-05-05 6:16:07 PM  
1 vote:
The colony was found September of last year, and we're just panicking about it now?

We're bad at this.
 
2020-05-05 6:09:12 PM  
1 vote:
By the time you see one cockroach, you already have an infestation.

/she keep saying we have only seen one dead one.
// or they may not be worth the worry..
 
2020-05-05 6:08:14 PM  
1 vote:
Subby, how dare you not over react to this. Somebody is going to revoke your NuFark membership card.
 
2020-05-05 6:07:29 PM  
1 vote:
And if you want to fear something fear "red velvet ants" a/k/a cow killers:

https://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/​s​tinging-insects/velvet-ants-cow-killer​s/
 
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