Pyralidae : Galleriinae
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Galleria mellonella
Wax Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)1425 / 62.006
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 55 (80%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/09/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
15/09/2020127TG20 - Norwich
15/09/2020127TM18 - Diss
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Wingspan: 29-40mm
Flight: June - October
Foodplant:   Honeycomb from bee-hives
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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