Hornets

  • News HeadlinesScientists have created unusual traps that lured thousands of giant hornets 1

    Scientists have created unusual traps that lured thousands of giant hornets

    (ORDO NEWS) — Researchers have found that giant hornets can be lured into traps using sex pheromones, according to a new study published in the journal Current Biology. Professor Nye’s team has created a series of traps that use sex pheromones to attract male hornets. According to Professor Nye, pheromones are chemicals that are produced to convey information within a species. Male hornets are attracted to the female hornet’s sex…

  • News HeadlinesWhy Asian hornets may soon call the UK home 1

    Why Asian hornets may soon call the UK home

    (ORDO NEWS) — Though there were a few sightings of the bugs this year, the species hasn’t yet become established on our shores. The first thing it is important to make clear is that when we talk about Asian hornets we are using a ‘common name’. Common names can cause confusion. For example, when someone in the UK calls a bird a ‘robin’ they are referring to the small, crimson-breasted…