OREANDA-NEWS  The information came on August 11 from a local resident who sent a photo of the insect. The next day, entomologists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture confirmed that it was a giant Asian hornet Vespa mandarinia. Its bite can lead to the death of a person due to a highly toxic poison. 

"This hornet exhibits the same behavior that we observed last year — attacking the nests of paper wasps", - said entomologist Sven Spichiger.

All residents were urged to report sighted hornets so that the Washington Department of Agriculture would set traps for Vespa mandarinia, in which insects will be tagged to track their route to the nest.