Vespa velutina Lepeletier, 1836 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae): first records in Iberian Peninsula

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Vespa velutina Lepeletier, 1836 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) is reported for the first time from the Iberian Peninsula based on catches made during 2010 in Guipuzcoa and Navarra provinces (northern Spain). Notes about its current geographical distribution, biology, and economic and medical importance are also provided.

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