Tag Archives: Asian hornet

Stowaways in potted plants

Potted plants can seem so benign. Beautiful, fascinating, good to grow and give, but they may carry invasive species which are not benign. Tom Bawden at The Independent tells us about invasive species reaching Europe, including the New Guinea flatworm … Continue reading

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Leave Them Bee- The Honeybees That Fearfully Avoid Hornets

Originally posted on The Plantwise Blog:
Vespa velutina, a species of hornet that preys on honey bees © Daniel Solabarrieta CC-BY-SA 2.0 In bees, fear is shown through avoiding dangerous food sites, thereby reducing the pollination of plants at the…

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The advance of the Asian hornet creates a buzz in the UK media

Originally posted on The Invasives Blog:
Some of the species that are included in our open-access Invasive Species Compendium are well known to the general public, for example Japanese Knotweed. Others are more obscure, and I had never heard of…

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