Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 16, 2022

The Murder Hornet Is Getting a New Name 

The New York Times reports

Scientists are hoping to reduce negative and nationalistic associations with the bee-slaying insect that is turning up in the Pacific Northwest.

Mandarinia’s superlative size, painful sting and violent tendencies have made it a popular topic in the media, where it has been referred to as the “Asian giant hornet” and the “murder hornet.” On Monday, though, the Entomological Society of America, or E.S.A., introduced a new common name for the insect: the Northern giant hornet.

Read more at The Murder Hornet Is Getting a New Name – The New York Times

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