European Hornet Vespa crabro Linnaeus, 1758Non-native  Synonyms: Giant Hornet.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Vespidae   >   Genus Vespa   

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Ferocious predator of other invertebrates. Potentially highly disruptive to a local ecosystem.

There are 101 records in the project database.

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A European Hornet in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/14/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/4/2011). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/15/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Harford Co., Maryland (9/20/2017). Photo by Mary Sweet. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/22/2012). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

European Hornets in Harford Co., Maryland (8/18/2018). Photo by Eric Haas. (MBP list)

European Hornets feeding on the honeydew of the Beech Blight Aphid colony on a branch above in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/19/2008). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/16/2012). This large hornet is very common and is very aggressive. In this photo the hornet flew into a spider web, consumed the spider, and then flew away. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/27/2018). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

European Hornet in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/9/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A European Hornet attracted to a mercury vapor light in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A European Hornet found overwintering in a rotting log in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/12/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

European Hornets in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/31/2016). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/18/2014). Photo by George Harley. (MBP list)

A European Hornet with Common Buckeye prey in Howard Co., Maryland (10/29/2016). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Charles Co., Maryland (9/1/2015). Noted as aggressively chasing away hummingbird visitors. Photo by Michael Patterson. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/15/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A European Hornet in Kent Co., Maryland (5/4/2015). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)


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