Asian Hornet
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Asian Hornets pose no greater risk to humans than bees or wasps but they do pose a risk to honey bees and pollinating insects. It's essential to stop this insect establishing in the UK, and why you should report suspected sightings. When a sighting is confirmed, experts from the National Bee Unit (NBU) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) will work quickly to find and destroy any active nests in the area. Description Adult workers measuring from 25mm in length and queens measuring 30mm. It's abdomen is mostly black except for it's fourth abdominal segment which is a yellow band located towards the rear. It has characteristical yellow legs which accounts for why it is often called the yellow legged hornet and it's face is orange with two brownish red compound eyes. If you think you have seen an Asian Hornet, please go to this Government website where you can report the sighting.