Subject: Can’t identify this insect
June 3, 2014 8:51 am
Spotted the other day on a seat at creswell crags I n Derbyshire. Just curious to find out what it is if you can help
This is a European Hornet, Vespa crabro, and we believe this is a queen gathering wood pulp for her nest. Soon, when her first generation of workers are able to leave the nest, she will remain in the nest and produce more eggs. We found a fascinating website called Hornets: Gentle Giants that you might enjoy reading.