Main: (Pyralidae / Galleriinae)
62.001 [B&F: 1428] Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Common around bee and wasp nests and in beehives throughout Britain. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 25-38 mm. Highly sexually dimorphic, the distinctive male is unmistakable, but the female is superficially similar to the much narrower-winged Melissoblaptes zelleri, a species confined to sandhills in a very few locations in south-eastern England. Larva feeds on the debris in, and contents of, wasp and bee nests.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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