Greater Wax Moth, Galleria mellonella (garden)


I found this moth in the Studio Its not what I want to see in my garden, but as long as my hives are strong they should cope with wax moth.

The males of this species have a distinctively concave outer edge to the forewing; the females are generally plainer in appearance with a less concave edge.

The name ‘Wax Moth’ refers to the moth’s lifestyle – it lives in beehives, where the larvae feed on the honeycomb.

Flying between June and October, the adults can be attracted to light…. Uk Moths