A single established and exotic species in our area, Vespa crabro
, native to Europe and Asia.(1)
Adventive colonies of species that failed to become established have been reported for several additional species:
(British Columbia, published 1997)(2)
(British Columbia, 2019)(4)
V. mandarinia (Washington and British Columbia, 2019-2021) - native to Asia and the Russian Far East. By 2022, there have been no new sightings.
(Georgia, August 2023) - ongoing assessment with 5 nests
discovered: Savannah (August 2023), Wilmington Island (September 15), Thunderbolt (October 11, October 18), and Skidway Island (October 25)