INVASIVE SPECIES ALERT!
Asian Giant Hornet
Asian Giant Hornet (INVASIVE)
Genus: Vespa Mandarinia
Colony: Strong grows rapidly
Hive: Only nests in underground
Sting: Extraordinarily Aggressive
– Bright orange head
– Black eyes and jaws
– Body black & orange horizontal stripes
– Wings are tinted a dark brown
– Black with yellow abdominal stripes.
Size: 1.5″ – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm)
Where do I report aN ASIAN HORNET sighting?
British Columbians who think they may have seen an Asian Hornet are asked to take a photo (if possible and safe to do so) then call in the sighting to:
The Invasive Species Council of B.C.
Or you can report a sighting here:
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
Species We Live With
Knowing the difference between a bee, wasp or hornet may seem obvious, but it’s harder than you think. So in order to make our lives and these precious insects’ lives a bit easier. We have compiled a visual list of some of our native species and the current invasive species, found in our province. Only together, can we work to eradicate these devastatingly invasive species from the mainland and Vancouver Island.
Early detection is critical
Help stop the spread of invasive species.
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