I-Hsin Sung, Sheng-Shan Lu, Jung-Tai Chao, Wen-Chi Yeh, Wei-Jie Lee
Journal of Insect Science 14 (231), 1-3, (1 January 2014) https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieu093
KEYWORDS: honey bee predator, hornet, new record, social wasp, Taiwan
The establishment of a hornet, Vespa bicolor F., in Taiwan was confirmed based on successful field collection of adults of both sexes and two subterranean colonies. Information on nesting habitat, nest measurement, and colony composition of this species are provided in this article. V. bicolor is the ninth hornet species ever recorded from Taiwan. Possible pathway for the introduction of this alien species is also discussed.