Saturday, 14 April 2018

Hornet Warning


Yet another sighting of an Asian hornet in the UK. This time in a Lincolnshire cauliflower, purchased in Bury, Lancashire (https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2018/04/13/asian-hornet-identified-in-lancashire/). These insects are well established on the near continent and climatic conditions appear to be encouraging their spread (they have now been spotted several times here). These particular hornets are rather small (by hornet standards) and their sting is not a particular danger to people.  This species preys, however, upon many pollinating insects and a real concern is that they will further decimate populations of Honey bees.

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