Pyralidae: Galleriinae

1425 (ABH62.006) Wax Moth Galleria mellonella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR05589

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The English name derives from the fact that the larvae live in beehives feeding on the honeycomb.


Wingspan: 29-40 mm.
Foodplant(s): honeycomb from beehives
Flying: One generation, June-October
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, woodland, heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 51 (18.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 May to 12 October