|1426 ~ Achroia grisella ~ Lesser Wax Moth|
Resident. A widespread and fairly common species in Britain.
First recorded in the west of the county at Commins Coch in 2011.
Wingspan : M & F, 16-24mm.
It's orange head makes this species fairly distinctive.
time & Voltinity
Wherever bee hives are found.
Wax, dried fruit and insects.
Eggs laid on food source. The larva feeds on old wax in a beehive. Pupates in a white silken cocoon.
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Photo by PRW, 4th Oct 2011, Commins Coch
Photo by DB, 2nd July 2014, Middletown