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Murder Hornet Eludes Washington State Scientists : NPR

The Washington State Department of Agriculture team tracked the Asian giant hornet for about an hour earlier this month, before losing her signal in a forest.

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture team tracked the Asian giant hornet for about an hour earlier this month, before losing her signal in a forest.

Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture

Researchers have lost track of an Asian giant hornet they were following — a stinging setback in the pursuit to eradicate an invasive species that threatens to decimate North American bee populations.

Washington state officials said this week that they had successfully trapped a live giant hornet, also known as the “murder hornet,” and fitted a tracking device to its belly using dental floss. But not long after they released

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