What is it...

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  1. old-mo

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    I know it`s a wasp of sort`s.... but it is huge...

    He would not stay still long enough alongside the twenty P piece..

    But it was nearly half as long again..

    Hornet..? Queen Wasp... ?? twice as big as a normal wasp.. :)

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    I would guess a queen Mo, wrong shape for a hornet
     
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    (y).... Heard of Queen Bee`s...... never a wasp...

    Thanks John..... never to old to learn.. (y)
     
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    A spitfire......:Eeek:
     
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    its definately a European Hornet

    Weve got a large nest not far from here so have them around here alot - big buggers!! but never had any harm from them
     
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    Wasp, possibly Wasp Queen as it's so big, not right colouring or shape for a hornet. They are one thing I don't miss about France!
     
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    Certainly look`s like one of them.. (y)

    Sorry Pappajohn, Dont believe you... ;)
     
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    "Confused . Com"........... :(
     
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    meant to say - if yove got apple and plum etc trees...watch out for them on the ground as the eat the ones that are starting to rot..and ferment.....and they are generally drunk, quite amusing watching them flying after!!
     
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    seriously...its a European hornet (vespa crabro)- probably a queen
    more info from the natural history museum...look at the images
     
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    Totally agree....only have to look at Google images to confirm! Spot on Bungy!
     
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    Hornet. We get loads of them here.....
     
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    Europeen Hornet yes! Got plenty here! I always have to be careful before taking the children in the garden when it's full summer.
    I hate them!
     
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    What`s it doing over here then.. ?:whistle:

    How did it get through our stringent immigration... ;):D
     
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    Like all the rest of the illegals. ... probably came in under your motorhome. :)
     
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    Did it appear when you were taking photos of your money?

    Craig
     
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    You can be a right "Bitch" some times, Craig... :cry:

    And after all the favours I have done you... :p:D
     
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    :LOL::LOL::LOL::p:p:p Love you too................grumpy guts!

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    Just my way of getting through the day dear...........(y)

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    european hornet, not to be mistaken for its angry asian hornet cousin. you know when one of them stings you
     
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