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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 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2019127TG20 - Norwich
02/09/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
28/08/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
27/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
27/08/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Wingspan: 29-40mm
Season: June - October
Foodplant:   Honeycomb from bee-hives
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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