Asian hornet: UK sightings

Annual confirmed sightings of the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) in the UK.



Read guidance on how to spot and report an Asian hornet from the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat.

Current situation

There has been one confirmed sighting of Asian hornet in the UK in 2020.

This page will be updated with details of any confirmed sightings.

Between 2016 and 2019, there were a total of 18 confirmed sightings of Asian hornet in England. This figure includes a total of 9 nests, all of which were destroyed.

Published 23 June 2020
Last updated 15 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Minor change

  2. Added confirmed sightings of the Asian hornet 2020.

  3. First published.