Usually nesting high in trees and man-made structures, but sometimes closer to the ground. They predate our beloved honey bees, other insects and also feed on fruit and flowers.
Some key identity features include:
entirely dark brown or black velvety body
abdomen black/brown, fourth segment yellow/orange
legs brown with yellow ends
queens up to 30mm and workers up to 25mm
There have been a number of sightings in the UK. It is extremely important that any possible sightings are correctly identified. The Asian Hornet is a non-native invasive species and must be dealt with by professionals and must be reported immediately.