Have you seen this invader? @defranature @cehsciencenews want to know #asianhornet

Sorry for the repeat post, but please note the contact email change for reporting sightings of Asian Hornet, please send to alert_nonnative@ceh.ac.uk.

Thanks to Lucy at the GB non-native species team for spotting our error and thanks for reading our blog..

Have you seen this invader?

Our rather unwelcome species of the day..


The Asian hornet is a large wasp which is poised to invade Britain. If it gains a foothold it will be bad for honey bees, native insects and pose a threat to human health.


August and September are the months when it is most likely to be seen. It is relatively easy to identify and also makes large distinctive nests (often high up in trees).


Government takes this issue seriously and has drawn up a plan to try to eradicate this species before it can establish in Britain. To do this, we need to find out immediately if it is spotted in this country. If you think you have seen this species please report your sighting straight away via the Alert system: alert_nonnative@ceh.ac.uk



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