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Lesser Banded Hornet

Vespa affinis


Vespa affinis is a species of hornets in the family Vespidae, ranging from India and Sri Lanka through south Asia to Indonesia. The color-variation differ depending on the region. But they are mostly red, black and yellow, though the torso of this individual is not black but blood red.


Mixed tropical forest.

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Neboda, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 25, 2020
Submitted on Jan 27, 2022

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