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hornet

(hôr′nĭt)
n.
Any of various large stinging wasps of the family Vespidae, chiefly of the genera Vespa and Vespula, that characteristically build large papery nests.

hornet

members of the genus Vespula of wasps in the order Hymenoptera. Hornet venom contains histamine, serotonin, acetylcholine, hyaluronidase and phospholipase.
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The hornets were first discovered in the Woolacombe area in September, but the National Bee Unit moved swiftly to find the nest and remove it.
Asian hornets arrived in France in 2004 and are now common across large areas of Europe.
The Super Hornet began its required 10-year Service Life Assessment Program (SLAP) in 2008, midway through its expected 20-year service life.
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Inspectors from the National Bee Unit destroyed the insects' nest and although two dead hornets were subsequently found in North Somerset, no further sightings have been reported.
ASIAN giant hornets could be about to colonise Merseyside, an expert warned.
Hosting a wasp or hornet colony is really simple; all they need is some shelter, water and building material.
In my experience, this year has been exceptional for hornet and wasp activity so it doesn't surprise me that more people are noticing them.
Measuring in at slightly smaller than the European hornets, which have various yellow bands, Asian hornet queens are about 3cm long, and the workers are slightly smaller.
5 Some scientists believe that the European hornet can destroy bee hives, killing around 40 honey bees a minute.
But the huge Asian hornet came off second best in a fight with a Berry Brow pensioner.