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1425 Wax Moth Galleria mellonella

(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Wax Moth  Galleria mellonella (Larva)

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Beverly, E. Yorkshire, found in beehive.

(Photo © Andrew Tyzack)
http://www.thelandgallery.com

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Beverly, E. Yorkshire, found in beehive.

(Photo © Andrew Tyzack)
http://www.thelandgallery.com

1425 Wax Moth Galleria mellonella

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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.

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