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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, 9 iv 2018
Photo: Derek Crawley
Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 1 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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