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Bohart Museum Virtual Open House: Honing in On the Hornets!

Wasp expert Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, shows an Asian giant hornet specimen during the virtual open house May 22.

Oh, the questions that Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, fielded at the Bohart's first-ever virtual symposium, held Friday morning, May 22. For...

Wasp expert Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, shows an Asian giant hornet specimen during the virtual open house May 22.
Wasp expert Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, shows an Asian giant hornet specimen during the virtual open house May 22.

Wasp expert Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, shows an Asian giant hornet specimen during the virtual open house May 22.

Like to color? You can download this illustration on the Bohart Museum website. It's the work of undergraduate student Meghan Crebbins-Oats.
Like to color? You can download this illustration on the Bohart Museum website. It's the work of undergraduate student Meghan Crebbins-Oats.

Like to color? You can download this illustration on the Bohart Museum website. It's the work of undergraduate student Meghan Crebbins-Oats.

Many insects, including this Jerusalem cricket, are being mistaken for the Asian giant hornet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Many insects, including this Jerusalem cricket, are being mistaken for the Asian giant hornet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Many insects, including this Jerusalem cricket, are being mistaken for the Asian giant hornet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 3:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

Ready for the May 22th Bohart Museum Virtual Open House?

The Asian giant hornet, detected twice in North America last fall: a colony on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (destroyed) and a dead hornet in Blaine, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Agriculture)

If Lynn Kimsey, who directs the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, had her say, the Asian giant hornets would NOT be nicknamed “the murder...

The Asian giant hornet, detected twice in North America last fall: a colony on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (destroyed) and a dead hornet in Blaine, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Agriculture)
The Asian giant hornet, detected twice in North America last fall: a colony on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (destroyed) and a dead hornet in Blaine, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Agriculture)

The Asian giant hornet, detected twice in North America last fall: a colony on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (destroyed) and a dead hornet in Blaine, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Some of the butterfly specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The museums houses a global collection of nearly 8 million insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some of the butterfly specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The museums houses a global collection of nearly 8 million insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some of the butterfly specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The museums houses a global collection of nearly 8 million insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum Virtual Open House: Got a Question About Wasps?

This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Do you have a question about wasps? Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, will answer questions...

This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)
This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

This is an illustration that appears in the current edition of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity.  It is the work of Allan Smith-Pardo of USDA.
This is an illustration that appears in the current edition of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity. It is the work of Allan Smith-Pardo of USDA.

This is an illustration that appears in the current edition of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity. It is the work of Allan Smith-Pardo of USDA.

The Hornet Wars: 'A Bloody Dumpster Fire'

Entomologist Doug Yanega of UC Riverside shows two Asian giant hornets, one of which is from the colony detected and killed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He was sought out to identify the species.

The news stories and social media comments about the Asian giant hornet detected last year in British Columbia and Washington state and labeled “the murder...

Entomologist Doug Yanega of UC Riverside shows two Asian giant hornets, one of which is from the colony detected and killed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He was sought out to identify the species.
Entomologist Doug Yanega of UC Riverside shows two Asian giant hornets, one of which is from the colony detected and killed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He was sought out to identify the species.

Entomologist Doug Yanega of UC Riverside shows two Asian giant hornets, one of which is from the colony detected and killed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He was sought out to identify the species.

This image of an Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarina, is courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The beekeeping industry is concerned about sightings, confirmed and unconfirmed,  of this insect in British Columbia and Washington state.
This image of an Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarina, is courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The beekeeping industry is concerned about sightings, confirmed and unconfirmed, of this insect in British Columbia and Washington state.

This image of an Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarina, is courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The beekeeping industry is concerned about sightings, confirmed and unconfirmed, of this insect in British Columbia and Washington state.

About Those Asian Giant Hornets...

An Asian giant hornet from Blaine, Wash., to be published n the journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity.  (Photo by Allan Smith-Pardo of the USDA)

The sensationalism. fear-mongering and general panic surrounding those Asian giant hornets, aka "murder hornets," detected last year in British Columbia and Washington...

An Asian giant hornet from Blaine, Wash., to be published n the journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity.  (Photo by Allan Smith-Pardo of the USDA)
An Asian giant hornet from Blaine, Wash., to be published n the journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity. (Photo by Allan Smith-Pardo of the USDA)

An Asian giant hornet from Blaine, Wash., to be published n the journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity. (Photo by Allan Smith-Pardo of the USDA)

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