European hornet queen in the USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

7 May 2016

Giant European Hornet Queen searching for a nest site in early May on the deck. She seems to be partial to a bird house to begin laying eggs for a new colony that will last until Fall.

The Giant or European hornet was introduced into the New York area in the 1850s. It is the only true hornet in North America. Since its introduction, the European hornet has spread throughout most of the eastern United States. In nature, European hornets are beneficial because the feed on many insect pests.

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