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European Hornet

Asian Hornet

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Asian Hornet, European Hornet, honey bees, Insects | 0 comments

Vespa velutina, sometimes known as the ‘Asian hornet’ is an invasive non-native species from Asia. It has recently arrived in France where it is spreading rapidly. As a highly effective predator of insects, including honey bees and other beneficial species, it can cause significant losses to bee colonies, other native species and potentially ecosystems Although it is not yet present in the UK, it is considered likely to arrive soon.  The places it is most likely to be found are in southern parts of England (it may be able to cross the channel from France) or goods among which it...

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