Main: (Pyralidae / Galleriinae)
62.005 [B&F: 1426] Lesser Wax Moth (Achroia grisella) (Fabricius, 1794)

 

Notes: Local throughout much of the British Isles, except for Scotland. Less common than previously due to improvements in bee-keeping practices. The distribution in Hampshire mirrors those areas in which trapping effort is concentrated, and the moth may be more widely distributed than the records suggest; not recorded recently on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-24 mm. The characteristic shape, yellow head and absence of wing-markings facilitate identification [Goater]. Larva feeds on beeswax, dead insects and dried fruit; can be a pest of beehives.

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