Asian giant hornet and baldfaced hornet queens

Asian giant hornet and baldfaced hornet queens

Asian giant hornet and baldfaced hornet queens

A Vespa mandarinia (Asian giant hornet) queen can grow to more than 2 inches in length. Here, a V. mandarinia queen (right) is compared to a queen of the baldfaced hornet, which is a native species.

IMAGE: Washington State Department of Agriculture