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Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bee Moth
62.0010 (B&F: 1428)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
  »Family: Pyralidae
   »Subfamily: Galleriinae
    »Tribe: Tirathabini

Synonym(s):

Aphomia colonella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

Resident. Occurs sparingly at light, but is sometimes fairly common in a wide range of habitats. Widespread, but only patchily distributed. Local in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid May to the third week of September. Larvae are associated with the nests of wild bees and wasps. (Pratt, 2011).

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Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)

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