Lesser Banded Hornets having a drink

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“I read with interest the previous article about Giant Honey Bees at a drinking session LINK.

“On a hot day last week, I came across this pair of Lesser Banded Hornets (Vespa affinis) lapping up at the edge of a pond, also with pulsating abdomens as with the bees (above, video below). I suppose like the bees, they were also quenching their thirst as well as bringing some of the water back to their nest to cool it.

“The Lesser Banded Hornet has an unmistakable large roundish nest, with overlapping layers of circular papering (below).

Lena Chow
28th June 2014


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