European Hornet

I can deal with most insects, but wasps invade your space and hornets are big and scary! This hornet found its way into our conservatory yesterday and attempts to get it out came to nothing, so we had no option but to shut it in overnight, and by morning it was close to death. At least I managed to get a few photos tho!

Just for interest, apparently hornets are less aggressive than wasps, and will only sting when provoked. Adults are 2-3.5cm long and can be distinguished by their yellow abdomen, with 2 rows of black spots running down it.

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