Pyralidae : Galleriinae
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Lamoria zelleri
Twin-spot Honey Moth
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Aphomia sociella
Bee Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)1428 / 62.001
Norfolk status
Sexually dimorphic species, males more brightly coloured and patterned than the females.
Fairly common and widespread.
Woodland, fens, grassland, heathland and scurb.

The larvae feed on the comb inside bee and wasp nests.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1957.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/05/2021128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
09/05/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/05/2021627TG20 - Norwich
09/05/2021227TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
09/05/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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Wingspan: 18-44 mm.
Flight: May through to August.
Foodplant:   Comb from bee or wasp nests.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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