About this tool

Using this tool

North American Hornet Screening Tool is intended to be used by anyone encountering insects that might be confused with the Asian giant hornet (V. mandarinia). This website includes fact sheets and an interactive image gallery to support screening for Asian giant hornet and other potentially invasive hornet (Vespa) species. The interactive gallery can be used as a rudimentary key: by choosing one or more of the filters at the top, you can easily narrow down the images to only those that may match your specimen.

A more in-depth version of this tool, that will provide specialized information for identifiers on all exotic hornet (Vespa) species, will be released in 2022.