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Antoine Couto, 28 years old, doctoral student at the CNRS (national center for scientific research) of Gif sur Yvette. He studies the behavioral neurophysiology of the Asian hornet and seeks to discover which pheromones induce predatory action in the Asian hornet. That could allow for a sort of “counterattack” by injecting these pheromones into the hornets' nest and thus deregulate their social behavior. The hornets' nest would self-devour itself... Fracne

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Shooting date : 2013-10-24

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Environment / Destruction of biodiversity / Introduced species

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Animal / Wild animal / Invertebrate / Arthropod / Insect / Hymenoptere / Social wasp / Hornet / Asian predatory Hornet (Vespa velutina)


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Europe / European Union / France / Ile-de-France / Essonne 91

Environment / Destruction of biodiversity / Invasive species

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Natural resources use / Agronomy / Plant maintenance / Fight against devastating and pathology

Science / Scientific research / Discipline / Entomology


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Shot / Indoor

Species / Species particularity / Risky species / Venemous species


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Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator

Individual / Person / Man

Science / Scientific research / Scientist

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Aculeata / Vespoidea / Vespidae / Vespa

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