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Hornets

Observed: 26th August 2012 By: John OzJohn Oz’s reputation in InvertebratesJohn Oz’s reputation in InvertebratesJohn Oz’s reputation in InvertebratesJohn Oz’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Tried to capture this, what looked to us like 3 hornets fighting (lots of buzzing and rolling over, didn't want to get too close(!), hence picture quality not ideal). This went on for several minutes before they broke up, and one of them flew off ... with the decapitated body of one of the others. I've never seen this before, has anyone else?

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Species with which Hornet (Vespa crabro) interacts