Asian Hornet Watch 4+

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Designed for iPad

    • Free



Hornet Watch is an app designed to help the early detection of Asian Hornet in the UK following the first confirmed record in September 2016. Asian Hornet is a non-native species within the UK and could have a serious impact on our native insects and honeybees so early detection is important. There are a number of native insects in the UK that look very similar, and are common and widespread. Records of these species are equally welcome to help map their distribution and Hornet Watch provides an identification guide to help determine which species you have seen. Please do include a photograph with your record if possible to help us confirm the identity of the species.

What’s New

Version 2.2.2

Fixed anonymous record details.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

TheKanbanMan ,

Link to fact sheet still broken

The link is to the government’s DEFRA site - failure to fix this does not give one a great deal of confidence in the determination of DEFRA to deal with this looming environmental and food security crisis.

akehuC ,


We have them in our garden and when we’re in the pool it’s like they are incredible territorial and are flying at us what do we do? We have very small children (Bournemouth Dorset uk)

martman53 ,

App keeps hanging

Trying to report but every time I go to upload I just get the spinning disc and the app hangs before timing out. I’ve tried registering but the same thing happens. Renders it unusable. Couldn’t find a technical support link either.

App Privacy

The developer, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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