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  1. #1
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    Default New wasp in Greece?

    Photographing certain apiarian plants I observed an insect that I do not have look again. He was too much competitive with the bees but also with the rests of his species. Above in the tree it would be roughly 40 from them. It resembles with very with wasp, but flies as wild bee making swings and abrupt movements. In the size he is double than a honey bee or common wasp. In the network I did not find photograph that his would resemble. Know does no one what is it?

    Look photos in http://meli-tzoumerka.blogspot.com/

    Sorry for my English

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    Default Re: New wasp in Greece?

    It may be a type of Hornet. I am not sure. We have European Hornets here in the South Eastern U.S. that are a little bit more orange/yellow in color that resemble your picture.

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    Default Re: New wasp in Greece?

    Try Searching for Vespa crabro this is the Scientific name of the European Hornet and it looks a lot like your photo.

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    Default Re: New wasp in Greece?

    Looks like it is an Asiatic Wasp. They kill honey bees.
    I believe they are as far north as Normandy in France now. Surprised you haven't been seeing them in Greece for several years.

    http://in-travel.org/en/news/france-attack.html
    http://jasonjeffrey.wordpress.com/20...erybody-panic/
    Last edited by Peter; 06-20-2010 at 03:47 PM. Reason: Typo and add link

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    Default Re: New wasp in Greece?

    One Anonymous Greek said: it is said wool carder bee it is species of bee, very aggressive toward any other insect it is solitary species, nest in various holes, from bricks, timbers etc
    Thank you anyway.

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    Default Re: New wasp in Greece?

    Look at these pictures of Asian Giant Hornets:

    http://www.google.com/m/search?site=...Asian%20hornet
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    Default Re: New wasp in Greece?

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeBL View Post
    Sorry for my English
    No need to ever apologize!!

    I can guaranty my Greek is worse than your English!!

    I would not make any wild bets on my mastery English either!!

    RKR
    4 seasons 19 Hives-Camp Branch Bee Ranch. Est 2009
    "I am a nobody; nobody is perfect, and therefore I am perfect."

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    Default Re: New wasp in Greece?

    It is <<wool carder bee>> fortunately!!

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    Default Re: New wasp in Greece?

    it's a white hornet

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