Subject: What’s this bee?
Geographic location of the bug: Orange County, NY
Time: 08:17 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Woke up to find this giant bee IN MY BEDROOM this morning. It wanted out (and I wanted it out) and somehow everyone left the room alive. It was a significantly large bee — unquestionably the biggest I’ve ever seen, and solidly in the inch-long realm.
How you want your letter signed: Thanks
This is not a bee. It is a European Hornet, a species introduced to North America at the end of the nineteenth century.