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European Hornets and Wasps

Hornets and wasps are Hymenoptera insects belonging to the phylogenetic family Vespidae.

Help with Identification of the Insects

Click HERE to download this sheet to help you identify different insects

If you have discovered a European hornet's nest or a wasp's nest...

If it's really the common, European hornet, or wasps, you might as well let them live their lives. These are local species that have an important role in our ecosystem, controlling the population of other insects, such as flies.

However, if their nest is too close to a house, involving the passage of people nearby, or if it is asian hornet's nest, an invasive species, then destruction should be considered.

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