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Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bee Moth
62.0010 (B&F: 1428)

Synonym(s):
Aphomia colonella (Linnaeus, 1758)


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

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).

Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bexhill, 09 iv 2018
Photo: Derek Crawley
Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 01 v 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman
Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 16 vi 2008
Photo: Bob Foreman
Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Found in bat box
Knepp Estate, 21 viii 2016
Photo: Dave and Penny Green

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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