23. October 2018

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Extraction and characterization of chitin from the invasive Asian hornet Vespa velutina nigrithorax

Since first being detected in France in 2005, the invasive yellow-legged hornet, Vespa velutina nigrithorax Lepeletier, 1836 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), has spread rapidly and is currently present in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and The Channel Islands. It has also recently been found in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The large numbers of Vespa velutina…