Pyralidae: Galleriinae

1428 (ABH62.001) Bee Moth Aphomia sociella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR05569

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 23rd May 2010, male
Hemingford Grey, 23rd May 2010, male
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Final instar larva
Final instar larva
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This is a sexually dimorphic species in that the males are more brightly coloured and patterned than the females.


Wingspan: 18-44 mm.
Foodplant(s): comb from bee or wasp nests
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, fens, grassland, heathland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 113 (41.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 April to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 August to 30 August

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