Nature & Environment
Asian hornets could invade Britain
By T.K. Randall
February 27, 2011 · 12 comments
Image Credit: CC 3.0 Matti Paavola
A species of aggressive hornet that has already invaded France could move to Britain within 3 years.
The hornets are thought to have been introduced in to France in 2004 in a consignment of pottery and have since spread all over the country. Decamating local bee populations and even attacking humans the invading insects will soon be making their way to the British Isles according to a leading expert.
The aggressive bee-eating invaders, unmistakable due to their dark hue and yellow feet, first settled in the forests of Aquitaine, but quickly spread to surrounding areas along waterways, thriving due to a total lack of indigenous predators.
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