A non-native Asian Hornet has been found and identified in Alderney.
The species poses a threat to honey bees and other pollinators as well as having a painful sting.
A nearby nest and larvae were destroyed as a precaution.
Islanders are being told to avoid direct contact with the creature and not to disturb their nest.
Bee keepers in Alderney and Guernsey have also been informed of the out-of-town visitor.
They've been warned to step up vigilance of their hives by using hornet traps.
The Asian Hornet is smaller than European Hornets.