Pyralidae: Galleriinae

1426 (ABH62.005) Lesser Wax Moth Achroia grisella, (Fabricius, 1794)

KR05587

Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

Larvae feed on the wax of old honeycombs.


Wingspan: 16-24 mm.
Foodplant(s): honeycomb from beehives
Flying: One generation, July-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 6 (2.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 June to 08 September


Local