Asian Hornet Watch is an app designed to identify, record and help with the early detection of the non-native Asian Hornet in the UK following the first confirmed record in September 2016.
Asian Hornet is a non-native species within the UK and could have a serious impact on our insects including honeybees so early detection is important. There are a number of native insects in the UK that look very similar to the Asian Hornet, and are common and widespread. Asian Hornet Watch provides an identification guide to help check which species you have seen and an opportunity to record your sightings. Insect identification can be difficult and so please do include a photograph with your record to help us confirm the identity of the species you have seen.