AgriLife experts say Texans mistakenly identifying cicada killer wasps Posted in: News Each summer since the release of information about Northern giant hornets being found in Washington state in 2020, Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists have been inundated with questions and reported sightings. But these sightings of Northern giant hornets, which were formerly named the Asian giant hornet and commonly called “murder hornet,” are ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!