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General Chat Thread, Wasp / Hornet nest or what? in General; European hornet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The previous website mentioned is American and I would guess different species of ...
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    European hornet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The previous website mentioned is American and I would guess different species of hornet.

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    Asian giant hornet is a beast take a look Asian giant hornet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    No it isn't look at Uk Safari

    It is mainly found in the South East

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    Vespa crabro
    Bees, wasp and ants society pictures from Shropshire

    File:Vespa crabro nest.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
    The nest is remarkably similar too.

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    Regardless of how annoying wasps/hornets are, they're pretty amazing creatures aren't they? The fact they can make such large nests from self made pulp is impressive.

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    Thanks all - yep Vespa crabro it certainly is then.

    Nik Chillin's link File:Vespa crabro nest.jpg - Wikimedia Commons even identifies the nest type.

    You EduGeekers are fantastic, tallent in every direction!

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    I hate wasps...really, really hate them. Bees I'm fine with.

    We get them (or at least I think they're wasps) here..it's an 1800s house, and we've had 3 HUGE sods in the living room, 1 in the spare bedroom, and 2 in the bathroom...I mean really HUGE...very out of scale wasps. Most meet Mr Dyson, one met my big cat who leapt in the air and speared it right through the main body with a claw.

    I was rather impressed..he can fair shift for a lardy farmcat based furball..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    I was rather impressed..he can fair shift for a lardy farmcat based furball..
    Cats do things like this all the time. My old cat when I lived elsewhere leapt 6ft in the air once and caught a sparrow midflight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    Thanks all - yep Vespa crabro it certainly is then.

    Nik Chillin's link File:Vespa crabro nest.jpg - Wikimedia Commons even identifies the nest type.

    You EduGeekers are fantastic, tallent in every direction!
    So..it is a European hornet then. What are you going to do about it?
    Round here there have been very few wasps all summer, until this weekend when they suddenly appeared! Anyone know why?

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    It's not there anymore!

    Several applications of Rentokill's Wasp Killer Powder and when all had gone quiet knocking the nest down.

    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    So..it is a European hornet then. What are you going to do about it?
    Round here there have been very few wasps all summer, until this weekend when they suddenly appeared! Anyone know why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    So..it is a European hornet then. What are you going to do about it?
    Round here there have been very few wasps all summer, until this weekend when they suddenly appeared! Anyone know why?
    Apparrently it is because the nest is full so the food supply gets short so they start looking elsewhere for food, which involves annoying us!

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