The hornets kill around 50 people a year and have a large stinger that contains a deadly neurotoxin, which can cause searing pain, cardiac arrest and anaphylactic shock.
Giant Asian ‘murder hornets’ which kill dozens of people every year are invading western parts of the world.
The large insects, which are native to tropical climates, have been spotted several times in the US.
The sightings started in November 2019 along the west coast, but it is unclear who they got there.
More than double the size of honeybees, Asian giant hornets have a wingspan measuring more than three inches.