Asian hornets have been spotted near new Milton Hampshire. and in Kent, having halved the bee population in France These insects are a threat to our natural pollinators and need to be reported, ideally with a photo) if seen. Councils are very responsive to the threat, but need to be able to track them to their nests to make sure they are destroyed and don’t just leave an empty nest to be recolonised.
Here’s a leaflet describing them.
Asian Hornet Action Team website here.
And here’s the link to report a sighting.
With thanks to the Isle of Wight awareness group, which can be found on FB.