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October 19, 2021

Asian Giant "Murder" Hornets NOT present in Indiana

Elizabeth Barnes, Exotic Forest Pest Educator, Purdue University

Brock Harpur, Entomology Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Cliff Sadof, Extension Entomologist, Purdue University


Asian giant hornets have NOT been found in Indiana.


Please refer to the article posted last year on the Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab website or the Purdue Landscape Report for details on the subject.


Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab


Purdue Landscape Report


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Close up image of an Asian giant hornet. It has a bright mustard yellow head and large dark, honey brown eyes. The rest of its body is covered in similar patterning. Image is taken by t-mizo on flickr.com.