Insects and Spiders - native

Western Cicada-killer Wasp (Sphecius grandis) on Aug 1, 2022

Originally reported as Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia)

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

See attached image

Commentary

Thank you for your report! This is a cicada killer wasp. No Asian giant hornets have been found in Oregon so far. I am attaching a graphic to show the differences between cicada killer wasps (native) and AGH.

Tom Valente
Aug. 2, 2022, 4:12 p.m.