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Invasive ‘murder hornets’ have arrived in the U.S.

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The Asian giant hornet, know as the 'murder hornet'

WASHINGTON STATE (CNN) -- Asian giant hornets are an invasive and potentially deadly species, and they've been discovered for the first time in the United States.

Researchers nicknamed it the "Murder Hornet."

Its venomous sting can kill a human if they are stung several times.

They're also strong enough to puncture a beekeeper's suit.

The hornets are more than two inches long and have reportedly been attacking bee hives in Washington state.

Scientists do not yet know how they made it to the U.S.

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