Insects and Spiders - native

Robber fly (Asilidae) on Oct 14, 2022

Originally reported as Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia)

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

Not sure if it's the aisan hornet. Large about 1-2 inches. Is dark in color. Shaped as hornet or yellow jacket type.

Commentary

Thank you for your report! That is not Asian giant hornet. It looks like one of our large robber flies (family Asilidae).No Asian giant hornets have been found in Oregon so far. Thanks for being on the lookout!

Tom Valente
Oct. 14, 2022, 11:04 a.m.