Vespa mandarina

vespa mandarina

What is Vespa mandarinia?

Commonly referred to as the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia ’s unrivaled size and distinctive markings make it easily distinguishable from other Asian hornet species (Matsuura and Yamane 1990; Figure 1 ).

Where do Vespa mandarinia hornets live?

Vespa mandarinia is native to Japan and can also be found established outside of its native range in several countries in Asia, in both temperate and tropical climates. Within the United States the first known detection of a Vespa mandarinia hornet was in Washington in fall of 2019 (MGann 2019).

What is the most dominant Vespa species?

Based on interaction-mediated departures, attempted patch entry, and interspecific fights, V. mandarinia is the most dominant Vespa species. The Asian giant hornet is intensely predatory; it hunts medium- to large-sized insects, such as bees, other hornet species, and mantises.

Is Mandarinia soror sympatric with mandarinia m?

Archer (1991a) showed that V. mandarinia soror was sympatric for part of its geographical distribution with V. m. mandarinia but still retained its distinctive colour characteristics so should be given specific status, V. soror. 1.

What does Vespa mandarinia stand for?

Predicting the potential spread and impacts of the giant Asian hornet (Vespa mandarinia, Hymenoptera:Vespidae) in the USA. Pest Management Science.

What is the most dominant Vespa species?

Based on interaction-mediated departures, attempted patch entry, and interspecific fights, V. mandarinia is the most dominant Vespa species. The Asian giant hornet is intensely predatory; it hunts medium- to large-sized insects, such as bees, other hornet species, and mantises.

What does the Vespa mandarinia eat?

Vespa mandarinia is a primarily insectivorous omnivore. Workers prey mainly on beetles ( Coleoptera ), but they also will hunt hornworms ( Manduca ), mantids ( Mantodea ), and eusocial wasp and bee species. Vespa mandarinia is the only eusocial wasp species to attack beehives and other eusocial wasp nests.

What is the threat of Vespa mandarinia?

Vespa mandarinia is native to eastern Asia, and it is considered one of the most important threats to European honey bees because thousands of managed beehives of Apis mellifera are destroyed by this species every year. This species also poses a public health risk; several people are killed each year by V. mandarinia in its native range.

What does Vespa stand for?

This article is about the Vespa line of scooters. For other uses, see Vespa (disambiguation). Vespa ( Italian pronunciation: [ˈvɛspa]) is an Italian luxury brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian.

What is the scientific name of Vespa mandarinia?

^ Vespa mandarinia Smith 1852 (Asian giant hornet). PBDB.org. ^ Archer, Michael E. (1993). A phylogenetic study of the species of the genus Vespa (Hymenoptera: Vespinae). Insect Systematics & Evolution. 24 (4): 469–478. doi: 10.1163/187631293x00226. ^ Vecht, Jacobus van der (21 May 1959).

Why are Vespas so popular?

A shortage of available parking for automobiles in large urban areas and the Vespas low running costs are two reasons for the increase in Vespa (and other scooter) popularity.

How many different types of Vespa are there?

There have been 34 different versions of the Vespa. Today five series are in production: the classic manual transmission PX and the modern CVT transmission S, LX, GT, and GTS. Vespa 150 TAP – A Vespa modified for the French paratroopers that carried (not fired) an antitank weapon.

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