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Observed: 31st December 2009 By: cazharri
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Hornet found in ancient woodland

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hornet (Vespa crabro) interacts


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Hornet or not?

I'd have to say there is far too much orange and not enough black on the sides of the thorax for this to be a queen. For a nice example of what I mean see the picture at

Possibly just a hibernating hornet rather than dead?

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Hornet or not?

Thanks for your comments Matt, I was pleased to find a similar photo to mine in a recent book purchase British Trust for Ornithology Garden Birds and Wildlife, but have double checked your suggestion. Many thanks.

Caz H.