Vespa crabro

The Eurasian hornet (Vespa crabro) is usually identifiable without the need for magnification due to its size. If you are unsure, however, there are some features to look out for that will help you with their identification. Watch this video for more information!

NB: If you come across a yellow-legged Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina) in your sample, please report it immediately at https://www.brc.ac.uk/risc/alert.php?species=asian_hornet as this is an invasive species to the UK!

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