european hornet


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  • Location: Near Madrid, Spain
  • Info: Live European hornet nest webcam in Spain. The Europen hornet nest is made of a paper-like substance which they produce by chewing wood and mixing it with saliva. European hornets are also commonly called brown hornets and giant hornets.

More info: European hornets feed on a variety of insects including yellowjackets, butterflies, and bees. They can danage shrubs when they girdle branches to feed on sap and insects attracted to th sap.

European hornets have a distinctive appearance depending upon their role in the central hive. Workers — the most common type seen flying around outside — grow to be about an inch to an inch-and-a-half long. The queens can reach up to 2 inches in length.

European hornets do sting but they are not an aggressive species and generally only attack when they feel threatened. They can also sting multiple times simultaneously.

VIDEO showing a chickadee breaking in to a hornets nest to eat the larvae inside.