Living With Asian Hornets

Asian Hornet
Photo: Charlesjsharp

The Asian or “Yellow Legged” Hornet, Vespa velutina, is spreading in Europe and in 2016, reached the UK. First found in France in 2004, perhaps imported in a shipment of pottery from Asia, the Asian Hornet has adapted to European climate. This hornet, like all wasps, is a predator. Most worrisome is the ability of the Asian Hornets to enter bee hives, attack and kill bees. Hornets have been known kill sufficient bees to eliminate colonies.

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Source: Living With Insects Blog

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