1426 Lesser Wax Moth Achroia grisella
(Fabricius, 1794)Wingspan 16-24 mm.
This rather small and plain-looking moth has an interesting life-history. The larvae feed on the wax of old honeycombs in bee-hives, though they are also known to feed on dried fruit and dead insects.
Fairly common throughout Britain, and can be found wherever bee-hives occur, where they can be a pest.
The adults, which occur from July into the autumn, can sometimes be attracted to light.