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Tue May 12, 2020, 04:08 PM

'Murder hornets' aren't the bugs you should worry about. These bloodsuckers are

(CNN)A "murder hornet" has apparently invaded the US. It's not the insect bogeyman you should fear, though.

It's called the Asian giant hornet, for starters, and only two have been spotted in the US, both in Washington state. It can harm honey bees, but the bees are far more susceptible to other viruses, mites and a dwindling habitat. And while its stings are capable of killing people, that's relatively rare.
The insect you should be mindful of is probably buzzing nearby, and it's got a taste for blood -- yours.
"If there are any animals most deserving of fear, it's the mosquitoes," said Lawrence Reeves, assistant research scientist at the University of Florida's Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory.

Mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous animals in the world to humans because of the diseases they transmit, said Reeves, an entomologist whose research focuses on mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/12/us/murder-hornet-mosquitoes-scn-trnd/index.html
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Tue May 12, 2020, 04:29 PM

1. Swap out mosquitos for Republicans and the article still makes perfect sense

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Tue May 12, 2020, 04:37 PM

2. Well-played

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