yellow-legged hornet

noun
variants: or less commonly yellow legged hornet
plural yellow-legged hornets also yellow legged hornets

Definition of yellow-legged hornet

: asian hornet The species are also easy to spot as they have yellow legs, hence why they are also known as the yellow-legged hornet. Their face is orange and they have reddish-brown eyes.— Kat Hopps The Asian hornet, also known as the yellow legged hornet, has already decimated bee populations across Europe, and beekeepers are determined not to let the species have the same devastating impact in the UK.— Katie Sewall

First Known Use of yellow-legged hornet

1999, in the meaning defined above

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“Yellow-legged hornet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow-legged%20hornet. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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