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Asian hornet emerges in Utrecht

Last updated 1 month ago by UtrechtCentral.com

The Asian hornet has made its first appearance in the province of Utrecht after a dead specimen was recently found in Veenendaal.

A threat to local bee populations

About twice the size of the normal wasp, the Asian Hornet is on the European list of insects whose population should be controlled. It is invasive to pollinating insects such as honeybee and bumblebees and will attack and completely destroy their hives in order to get access to bee larvae for food.

Less annoying than wasps

The Asian hornet is no more dangerous than the European hornet to humans. It is a non-aggressive species and is not a nuisance to people in contrary to the common wasp.

In search of the nest

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), in collaboration with the EIS Knowledge Center for Insects, is searching for the nest of the hornet that has recently been found. It is vital that the nest is found and destroyed as soon as possible in order to control prevent this species from making the Netherlands its home.

Michael Darmanin
Michael Darmanin
Michael is founder and managing editor of Utrecht Central. He graduated in Communications and Media at the Hogeschool Utrecht in the summer of 2012. He specializes in Web Development, Content Management and Online Marketing. Interested in co-operation? We are open to all kinds of suggestions. Contact us!

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