Folkstone Asian Hornet Sighting

Asian Hornet
Asian Hornet © Gilles San Martin via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

A sighting of the Asian Hornet in Folkstone, Kent was confirmed on 13th April 2023. Both beekeepers and members of the public, are urged to keep a look-out for other Asian Hornets, and are urged to report any suspicions using the Hornet Watch App (Apple / Android / Web)

The Asian Hornet has distinctive yellow-ended legs, and a black abdomen with a single yellow-orange band.

The native European Hornet, which is not a threat, has a mostly yellow abdomen, and red-brown legs.

For further information about the Asian Hornet and how it differs from similar insects, please see the Asian Hornet factsheet.

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