Vespa crabro

vespa crabro

What is the scientific name of Vespa crabro?

^ Landolt, P. J.; Sierra, J. M.; Unruh, T. R.; Zack, R. S. (2010). A new species of Vespula, and the first record of Vespa crabro L. (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) from Guatemala, Central America. Zootaxa. 2629 (1): 61–68. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.2629.1.4.

Is the Vespa crabro in danger of extinction?

Even though Vespa crabro is rarer than the various species of Vespula and Dolichovespula, it is not in danger of extinction in the USA. It seems to be doing well in its range there. Generally, it is considered to be a forest species in the USA.

What is a European hornet (Vespa)?

The European hornet ( Vespa crabro) is the largest eusocial wasp native to Europe. It is also the only true hornet (genus Vespa) found in North America, having been introduced by European settlers in the 1800s. V. crabro is usually regarded as a pest by those humans who come into contact with it. Vespines, like V.

Where do Vespa crabs live in the US?

Although native to the Palearctic Region, Vespa crabro was introduced into New York in the 1800s and is now widespread in the eastern United States, extending as far west as the Mississippi River and as far south as New Orleans (Akre et al. 1981). Scattered populations probably also exist in southern Ontario and Quebec.

What is a Vespa crabro?

Vespa crabro is a large eusocial paper wasp native to Europe. It is also the only species of Vespa established in North America. It was introduced into the southeastern United States in the 1800’s by European settlers. V.

What is a Vespa horn?

Vespa include the European hornet ( V. crabro) which also exists in significant numbers in eastern North America, and the Asian hornet ( V. orientalis ). Hornets nest in shrubs, trees and birds nest-boxes.

Where do Vespa crabs live in the US?

Although native to the Palearctic Region, Vespa crabro was introduced into New York in the 1800s and is now widespread in the eastern United States, extending as far west as the Mississippi River and as far south as New Orleans (Akre et al. 1981). Scattered populations probably also exist in southern Ontario and Quebec.

Do Vespa hornets Sting?

Although Vespa hornets are important stinging hazards in Asia, V. crabro is seldom responsible for stinging incidents in North America. This is primarily because V. crabro is relatively uncommon and usually nests in hollow trees in areas away from human activities.

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