The Asian hornet, also known as the yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina), is a species of hornet indigenous to Southeast Asia. It is of concern as an invasive.
The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), including the former subspecies known as the Japanese giant hornet (V. m. japonica), colloquially known as the.
Vespa velutina, sometimes known as the 'Asian hornet' is an invasive non-native species from Asia. 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.
fruit and flowers. Asian Hornet. Not easily confused with any other species. Dark brown or black velvety body. Characteristically dark abdomen and yellow tipped.
Asian hornets are coming out of hiding searching for water because they are so dehydrated - including this one seen in Sark, a Channel Island.