2007); Grey Field Slug Deroceras reticulatum Muller (Gastropoda: Agrolimacidae); and the European Wasp Vespula germanica (F.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).
In the case of European Wasp it was not possible to build distribution models because there was insufficient distribution data and a large sampling bias (N = 12 and large bias from Tasmania n = 11).
The first recorded observations of European Wasp above 1500 m ASL in the Victorian Alps are from along the side of Road 23 (36.8684S 147.241E, 1545 m ASL) 17 Feb 2010 and Ropers Hut (36.8121S 147.3311E, 1725 m ASL) 1 Mar 2010.
That coupled with generally warmer summers has led to perfect conditions for this European wasp. We only used to see them in twos and threes, but this year about 20% of our call-outs are for them.
``Liverpool is not as bad as Sefton, and we aren't seeing so many of the European wasps, but the recertainly has been a hefty increase in the number of infestations.
He said: ``This year we are seeing more of the European wasp
which has come over here.
Swarms of European wasp
spiders which can paralyse victims with their sting, have been spotted in Kent and Essex.
The European wasp
species Polistes dominulus landed in Massachusetts some 20 years ago.
As well as giant European wasps
, tropical sharks have been spotted off the coast.