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yellow-legged hornet

Vespa velutina nigrithorax


Hornet about 1 inch long, black with one large band of yellow on the abdomen, and yellow tibias.


In my garden.


I never saw this kind of hornet before, neither did I find it in any of my books on European insects. The reason is simple, it is in fact an asian species, introduced in France since 2004 or before.

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Île-de-France, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Oct 5, 2016
Submitted on Oct 5, 2016

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