Puerto Pollensa Travel Guide
Before You Go
Package Holidays
Latest Special Offers!
All-Inclusive Hotels
Hotels & Aparthotels
Private Villas/Apts to Rent
Villa Companies
Local Rental Agents
Car Hire
Airport Transfers & Taxis
Travel Insurance
Late Deals!
Holiday Shopping
Background Info
Events & Fiestas
Climate & Weather
Art & Culture
Flora & Fauna
Discussion Forum
Once You're There
Airport Directions
Tourist Information
Eating Out
Buses & Trains
Music & Entertainment
Excursions & Days Out
Shopping & Markets
Walking, Cycling
Boat Charters
Market Place
Boats & Yachts
Property For Sale
Businesses For Sale
Property Services
Local Services
MouseMats & T-shirts
Internet Services
Virus Protection
PuertoPollensa.com discussion forums

Go Back   Pollensa Forum > BACKGROUND INFORMATION > Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna Especially for the botanists and twitchers.

Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By mike_dublin

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-07-2021, 14:26
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 1,285
Default Report Asian wasp (hornet) sightings in Mallorca


The Ministry of the Environment is asking residents to be on the lookout for Asian wasps after a nest was found on Tuesday in Marratxí.

If you find a nest or see an Asian wasp, don’t touch it or try to catch it, take a photo and notify the Ministry of Environment technicians.

After an individual contacted the Consortium for the Recovery of the Fauna of the Balearic Islands, or COFIB at the weekend, technicians searched the area and found speciments and a nest.

Asian wasp nests are spherical in shape and they're usually found in attics, balconies or shutters and it is extremely important to detect and deactivate them to prevent them spreading and building secondary nests, which can house up to 3,000 wasps.

The aim is to prevent the Asian wasp entering the Island and reduce the damage it causes to beekeeping, agriculture, the environment and humans.

The Ministry of the Environment is urging people who see an Asian wasp or discover a nest to notify the Species Protection Service immediately by calling 606 87 52 44, or sending an email to species@dgcapea, caib.es or make contact via the UIB Vespapp application.

If possible a photograph should be sent with the warning because sometimes people get the Asian wasp and the native wasp confused.

“If anyone sees an Asian wasp, tell the authorities, but don't catch it,” tweeted bee biologist, Mar Leza. “Every wasp is a treasure that will lead us to the nest.”
see full article (and picture) on the MDB website

More about it here -
(with a link to report any sittings of the Asian hornet in the UK)
El Gordo and Bootledodger like this.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TheFussies bar report TheFussies Bars & Restaurants in Pollensa, Majorca 3 11-07-2014 10:47
Trip report -Little Miss Fussies first report TheFussies Bars & Restaurants in Pollensa, Majorca 5 01-07-2014 21:45
Trip report. Day 1 jiggggy Bars & Restaurants in Pollensa, Majorca 7 31-10-2013 19:07
Mallorca 312 3rd International Cycletourist Tour of Mallorca sws97sdg Walking, Cycling, Golf, Sports 0 18-04-2012 15:56
V brief May trip report Rosie34 Bars & Restaurants in Pollensa, Majorca 2 20-05-2010 00:05

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:20.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(c) Copyright Holiday Webs Ltd 2011