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European Hornet

(Vespa crabro)

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123Pest

Overview

Birds

Biology

Queens can produce 2-3 a day
Only the queen will survive the winter

Food

The hornet will capture a vast range of insects to feed the larvae, and in turn, the larvae secrete a sugary liquid that the adults will eat. Th.ey will also eat sap from trees

The European hornet is not known to be aggressive unless you are attacking it, or its nest. These can be found in the south of Britain. These creatures should be regarded as pest controllers themselves, they are great at keeping the population of other vertebrates down

Description

Black and yellow abdomen, black and red thorax and head
Adult workers are around 3 cm Long, Queen is around 4 cm long

Habitat

The Queen will make her nest in hollow trees out of chewed plant material and her saliva to make a paper-like nest

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