Vespa velutina Lepeletier, 1836
Description and notes
Discovered near Tetbury, Gloucestershire in September 2016. A second confirmed sighting was made from north of the Mendip Hills in Somerset in early October 2016.
Defra issued a press release on 20 September 2016 regarding the Gloucestershire record for Asian hornet Vespa velutina
In 2017 Vespa velutina was discovered at Woolacombe in Devon.