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Asian hornet : chronicle of a death awaited (The)

Reference

4658

Duration

00:16:14

Production year

2015

Original material

HD
16/9
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Claude DELHAYE

Summary

The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina nigrithorax) or yellowlegged hornet is an invasive predatory species which arrived in France from China in 2004. Since then, it has colonized France and all of Europe. Eric Darrouzet, a biologist at IRBI, specialized in this insect, explains its lifestyle and all the problems related to its rapid expansion for the environment, public health and economies. Finally, he talks about his team's work to develop trapping techniques to combat this predator (such as the selective pheromone trap).
There is a shorter version of this film ”A Trap for Asian Hornet”.

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