ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) – The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is clarifying the different types of winged stinger insects in the state. After the Asian Giant Hornet (AGH) was confirmed in Washington State the department is reminding people that the AGH has not been found in the Northeast.
There are two types of insects that could be confused with the AGH, the Cicada Killer and the European Hornet. Each have distinct attributes that differentiate them from the AGH.
The pictures below help show the differences in the insects.