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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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October 20, 2011
What is an Asian hornet?

The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina nigrithorax) is a large wasp that comes from the Far East – China, India and Korea.  It is slightly smaller than our native European hornet.  Please note that it should not be confused with the giant hornet of Japan.  You can read more about the Asian hornet, and how to distinguish it from the native European species Vespa crabro here and here.

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