Pyralidae: Galleriinae

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


Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

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 8 (3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 June to 08 September