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The Asian Hornet in pictures

Three adult Asian Hornets were found yesterday near Torteval Church in Guernsey.

The species, also known as the Vespa Velutina, have also been spotted in Jersey, Alderney and Sark.

The invasive insect has wiped out bee colonies in France and there are growing concerns in the Channel Islands that the non-native insect could be taking up residence in the islands.

  • This is what an Asian Hornet looks like...
Credit: States of Guernsey
Credit: States of Guernsey
Credit: National Bee Unit
Asian hornets' nest Credit: National Bee Unit
An Asian Hornets' nest that has been frozen Credit: ITV Channel Television