Aphomia sociella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

PYRALIDAE

Galleriinae

Las Descargues, 13 June 2013
Aphomia sociella Adult

5569

© Robin Howard

Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bee Moth

Wingspan: 25-38mm

A univoltine species flying from May to September when it is an occasional visitor to light. A species of bee and wasp nests where the larvae feed on the old cells and debris before attacking the honeycomb and brood.

 

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