More than 500 Asian giant hornet specimens in various stages of development were collected.
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"So we had a developing nest with both queens and workers as well as a new brood that was still developing within the nest."
"The nest, which was located in a tree trunk, was sealed, vacuumed and then injected with carbon dioxide to asphyxiate whatever remained in the cavity."
Officials had been expecting to locate nests in the ground.
"The nest is inside the cavity of a tree located on private property."
WSDA officials started tracking the hornet as it spiraled upward in an attempt to get reoriented.
The live specimen provided the first opportunity to track a hornet to their nest.
WSDA officials said they were seen attacking a wasp nest.
The process of setting live traps is expected to begin today.