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(The Sun)   'Murder hornets' spotted in the UK. As usual, the Sun has a calm, rational headline to alleviate any fears the British people may have...uh oh (possible nsfw content on page)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Insect, Asian hornets, Wasp, Honey bee, deadly Asian hornet, Human, British Isles, Rural Affairs  
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2020-05-13 3:01:44 PM  
2 votes:
Global deaths by Murder Hornets : 5
Global deaths by Mosquitoes : 800,000 - 1,000,000

\\ Just sayin'
 
2020-05-13 1:08:10 PM  
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dothemath: God, shut up about this already.

These things rank about 5,675th on the list of things that will kill you in Texas.

(way below waffle house)


I'm less worried about them killing people and more worried about them killing bees.  Because bee populations are already suffering, and a single murder hornet can easily kill thousands of bees in a single attack.
 
2020-05-13 12:50:31 PM  
2 votes:
That guys thumb is gross.
 
2020-05-13 10:46:30 AM  
2 votes:
"Please continue to look out for any Asian hornets and if you think you've spotted one, report your sighting through the Asian hornet app or online."

You know who else wanted people spot those of a certain ethnicity and report them to the authorities...
 
2020-05-13 1:22:32 PM  
1 vote:

Mr.Hawk: That guys thumb is gross.


The cut was caused by the hornet he is holding. One bite, no sting. I saw the set of pics in a more credible, non Sun article on the winged terrors.
 
2020-05-13 1:02:10 PM  
1 vote:

rcain: Is there a population of these things at an Asian shipping facility or distribution center? I find it unlikely that these pests are suddenly showing up in far flung reaches without a common cause


Thanks to outsourcing factories to China, there have been many aquatic and terrestrial animals sneaking over on container ships.  It's how huntsman spiders have wound up in Florida.

What's interesting is that those hornets are actually eaten in Japan in certain mountain towns.  The grubs go into rice, the adults are put on skewers and fried.
 
2020-05-13 1:01:50 PM  
1 vote:
God, shut up about this already.

These things rank about 5,675th on the list of things that will kill you in Texas.

(way below waffle house)
 
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