EPPO Global Database

Vespa velutina(VESPVE)

Distribution details in Belgium

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Present, restricted distribution
Evidence of its presence was reported in 2011 but the insect was not seen again (it probably did not establish).

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/145) : in November 2016, a nest was found in Guignies (south of Tournai). This first nest was destroyed but Asian hornet specimens were found or caught in nearby localities in 2017.
La biodiversité en Wallonie. Frelon asiatique Vespa velutina nigrithorax. Etat de la situation sur le territoire wallon au 28 juin 2017. http://biodiversite.wallonie.be/servlet/Repository/communique-frelon-asiatique-28-juin-2017.pdf?ID=37244&saveFile=true

* Bruneau E (2011) Le frelon asiatique déjà là. Actu Api 55, 1-4.

* Rome Q, Dambrine L, Onate C, Muller F, Villemant C, García Pérez AL, Maia M, Carvalho Esteves P, Bruneau E (2013) Spread of the invasive hornet Vespa velutina Lepeletier, 1836, in Europe in 2012 (Hym., Vespidae). Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 118, 21-22.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Germany Present, few occurrences view...