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Massive Asian Hornets Are Going To Kill Us All

by | 16th, April 2014

SUMMER’S on its’s way. And that means foreigners invading us via the pages of the tabloids. Today the Sun’s  politics section features Asian wasps coming over here and stealing jobs from our own pests.

 

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KEVIN SCHOFIELD, Chief Political Correspondent of the Sun has news from the hives of power:

VICIOUS Asian hornets three times the size of normal wasps are making their way to Britain, a chilling report warns.

Lock up your bees!

The giant pests, which pack a highly venomous sting, have already killed six people in France.

The giant hornets are killing the French?

But how big is giant? Well, they are not the size of small family hatchbacks. But they are pretty big; big enough to see and hit with Great British Hush Puppy shoe. The Sun compares the giant hornet to a Great British wasp, which is about as useful as comparing an eagle to a sparrow. More helpfully, the British Bee Keeping Association gives the hornet’s measurements in an 2013 article warning that the bugs will be in Southern English by this summer:

Vespa velutina queens are up to 3 cm in length; workers up to 25 mm (slightly smaller than the native European hornet Vespa crabro)

So.

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