Invasive Species Alert

Three Asian giant hornets found in Nanaimo

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NANAIMO ʹThree large insects found in the Nanaimo area in August have been confirmed by Canadian and international experts as Asian giant hornets (vespa mandarinia), the first time they have been found on Vancouver Island.

While the hornets are dormant and unlikely to be seen in fall and winter, British Columbians who think they may have seen one can report findings to the Invasive Species Council of BC at 1 888 933-3722, via the council’s “Report Invasives” mobile phone app, or at: https://bcinvasives.ca/report

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