Living in Lancashire, I don't get to see too many hornets (Vespa crabro) which are a more southerly species in Britain. This one turned up pool-side at La Roque. You can clearly see the diagnostic rufus colour of the thorax and upper abdomen. (All of the pictures in this gallery were taken in the garden of 'La Roque', near Ginasservis in Provence, southern France in 2004.)
Technical Information: Photographed with a Minolta Dimage Z1.|
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