Norfolk status As large as a true Hornet, but yellower and lacks the wasp-waist. Overwinters two or three times as larva. Open woodland, parks, poplar plantations.
Considered a common and widespred species in Norfolk. Searching by looking for exit holes and old cocoons can be done any time of the year. Adults can be found at rest on Poplar trunks after emergence, usually early morning, on cool, cloudy days. (7am - 8.30am)