Asian Giant "Murder" Hornet Questions

We have been contacted recently and are sure everyone has probably read information about the Asian Giant "Murder" Hornet being in the United States in 2020. If you have questions about identifying the Asian Giant Hornet which is commonly confused with a European Hornet we would like to provide you with the following information.

To confirm you have a European Hornet or a Asian Giant Hornet please read the following fact sheet from the Penn State University Entomology Department.

PSU Asian giant hornet fact sheet

If you are still unable to confirm the easiest step is to photograph the insect and submit it to entomolgy@psu.edu or mxs1578@psu.edu. A member of the entomology team will contact you with identification and further instructions if the insect is a Asian Giant Hornet.