Hornet

Hornet

Observation - Hornet - UK and Ireland. Description: Huge, maybe 30mm, and wasplike but did not make any noticeable sound. I watched half a dozen hornets (?) flying over a large number of flies and wasps on Polygonum baldschuanicum. They rarely landed but caught their prey and often flew off with the wasp

Huge, maybe 30mm, and wasplike but did not make any noticeable sound. I watched half a dozen hornets (?) flying over a large number of flies and wasps on Polygonum baldschuanicum. They rarely landed but caught their prey and often flew off with the wasp/fly intact. I did catch one fly being consumed and a couple of hornets in some sort of conflict.