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Asian hornet : chronicle of a death awaited (The)

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  00:16:14  2015  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

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”.

Producer : CNRS Images
Author : DELHAYE Claude (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : DELHAYE Claude (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Scientific adviser : DARROUZET Eric (IRBI, UMR Univ. François Rabelais, Tours et CNRS)
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of archive images and animations.
Interview (live sound). Music.
PersonnalitiesDARROUZET Eric(IRBI, UMR Univ. François Rabelais, Tours et CNRS)
NotesIRBI : Institut de recherche sur la biologie de l'insecte.
Technical Sheet
Item No.4658
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
VersionFrench ; International version
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)