1425 Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella)

Single-brooded, overwinters as a larva

Usual larval stage August to May

Adult forewing - around 14 to 19mm. Flies July to October

Larval foodplants : On the comb in a bee hive, preferably an old comb

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