Pyralidae : Galleriinae
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Aphomia sociella
Bee Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)1428 / 62.001
Norfolk status
Fairly common and widespread.
Woodland, fens, grassland, heathland and scurb.

Sexually dimorphic species, the male more brightly coloured and patterned than the female.

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

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1957.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2022127TG24 - Cromer
13/08/2022+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
13/08/2022227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
12/08/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/08/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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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
 Immature Adult

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