1426 Lesser Wax Moth (Achroia grisella)

Single-brooded, overwinters as a larva

Usual larval stage September to May

Adult forewing - around 8 to 11mm. Flies late May to September

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

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