Asian hornets head for Britain

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Asian hornets head for Britain

Post by Peter D Williams » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:41 pm

Afternoon all :D

Swarms of vicious Asian hornets are heading across the Channel to Britain, the public has been warned.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said it feared the species had already, or was about to, spread to Britain during its peak season of September.

Defra said the Asian hornet – Latin name Vespa velutina nigrithorax – was ‘invasive and predatory’ and attacked honey bee colonies.

Has any one on here seen any of these Asian hornets in the garden or woods?
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Re: Asian hornets head for Britain

Post by John Upham » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:04 pm

Here is one from the RSPCI web site:

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Asian Hornet detailed anatomy
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Re: Asian hornets head for Britain

Post by Peter D Williams » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:53 pm

John Upham wrote:Here is one from the RSPCI web site:

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Many thanks John very interesting.I bet it has a nasty sting.

So far i have not seen any in our garden.We do get lots of honey bees and bumble bees in our garden :D
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