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Aphomia zelleri
Twin-spot Honey Moth
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Aphomia sociella
Bee Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)62.001/1428
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 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1957.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/2018128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
08/09/2018127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/09/2018127TG20 - Norwich
03/09/2018127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
02/09/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 18-44 mm.
Season: June through to August.
Foodplant:   Comb from bee or wasp nests.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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