resident's shock at discovery of large hornet
Burnham-On-Sea resident has told of his shock at discovering this
large hornet in his town centre garden this week.
Abingdon Street resident found the insect - which is around three
times the size of a normal wasp - on Monday evening.
were in the garden when we saw it land on our window and were
amazed at the size of it. I have never seen one quite so big,"
he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
bug is believed to be a European hornet, which can pack a powerful
sting but is a relatively gentle insect that generally keeps out
of people's way. It tends not to be aggressive unless they people
get close to its nest.
more troublesome bug is the Asian hornet which can cause damage
to bee populations. Asian hornets prey on honey bees, which are
defenceless to their attacks.