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University of Arkansas overwhelmed with calls about hornet


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The agricultural division at University of Arkansas has been overwhelmed with phone calls about whether the world's largest hornet has landed in the state, an expert said.

Jon Zawislak, an apiary expert and entomologist at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said extension agents have been inundated with phone calls about the giant insect for four days. Beekeepers have expressed concern about the potential impact the insect could have on their livelihoods or hobbies, Zawislak noted.

The 2-inch insect, dubbed the "Murder Hornet" with an ap...

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