Paper lightbulb

Paper lightbulb

Observation - Paper lightbulb - UK and Ireland. Description: Found in a viburnum tinus as it was being cut back in a cottage garden. Unsure what it is but could it be the start of a hornet's nest? A large, wasp-like insect emerged briefly from the base - a queen? It was the size of an old lightbulb - though have

Found in a viburnum tinus as it was being cut back in a cottage garden. Unsure what it is but could it be the start of a hornet's nest? A large, wasp-like insect emerged briefly from the base - a queen? It was the size of an old lightbulb - though have yet to discover whether the shape has changed or the size increased.