Pyralidae : Galleriinae
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Galleria mellonella
Wax Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)62.006/1425
Norfolk status
Locally widespread, associated with bee-hives.

This species lives in bee-hives, where the larvae construct, and feed within galleries in honeycombs, hence the English name 'Wax Moth'.

Recorded in 50 (72%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/2018327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
11/10/2018127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
10/10/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/10/2018127TG33 - Bacton
26/09/2018127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Wingspan: 29-40mm
Season: June - October
Foodplant:   Honeycomb from bee-hives
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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