Taxon profile


Old World Hornet
Vespa crabro Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Hymenoptera - bees, ants and wasps »  family Vespidae - wasps »  genus Vespa - Hornets

Other names

= Brown Hornet
= European hornet
= Giant Hornet
= Hornet




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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Vespa dybowskii André, 1884

prey: Stictoleptura rubra (Linnaeus, 1758), Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758 - Honey Bee

commensal: Velleius dilatatus (Fabricius, 1787)

mimic: Plagionotus detritus (Linnaeus, 1758), Leptura aurulenta Fabricius, 1793 - Hornet Beetle, Volucella zonaria (Poda, 1761)

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Included taxa

Number of records: 9

subspecies Vespa crabro altaica Pérez, 1910
subspecies Vespa crabro birulai Bequaert, 1931
subspecies Vespa crabro caspica Pérez, 1910
subspecies Vespa crabro crabro Linnaeus, 1758
subspecies Vespa crabro crabroniformis Smith, 1852
subspecies Vespa crabro flavofasciata Cameron, 1903
subspecies Vespa crabro germana Christ, 1791 - European Hornet

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subspecies Vespa crabro oberthuri du Buysson, 1902
subspecies Vespa crabro vexator Harris, 1776

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [167816]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Vespa crabro Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
Dvořák L., Straka J. (2007): Vespoidea: Vespidae (vosovití) [], Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae [as Vespa crabro Linnaeus, 1758]

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