Asian Hornet detected in UK


Friday, 23 September 2016

The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina nigrithorax) has been found in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershirethe first time the hornet has been discovered in the UK.

The European Commission and Member States have been notified of the presence of the species in the UK territory and of measures to be pursued for its eradication.
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This hornet is one of the species listed in the Union concern list of the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species (