Asian Hornet

Is a non-native species from Asia, it arrived in France during 2004 and is  spreading rapidly.

Currently there has been a nest in Tetbury  Glos, Woolacombe and several in Jersey. It is felt that it is likely to get established soon in mainland UK.

It is a highly effective predator of insects including Honey Bees and should not be confused the  European Hornet. More information here  and here

 

Asian Hornet