1425 Wax Moth Galleria mellonella
(Linnaeus, 1758)Wingspan 29-40 mm.
The males of this species have a distinctively concave outer edge to the forewing; the females are generally plainer in appearance with a less concave edge.
The name 'Wax Moth' refers to the moth's lifestyle - it lives in beehives, where the larvae feed on the honeycomb.
Flying between June and October, the adults can be attracted to light.