Hornets (16 images)

Buy Slideshow Download
View: 25 | All
The hornet (Vespa crabro) is Britain's largest wasp species. They prey on other wasps, honey bees, flies, butterflies, moths and spiders. Saplings are ring-barked to encourage sap flow which is then collected. Nests are usually in aerial situations, particularly inside hollow trees, but also in attics and outhouses.