Pyralidae Galleriinae Tirathabini Galleria mellonella Aphomia zelleri
Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bee Moth

Genus: Aphomia Hübner, [1825]   Original genus: Phalaena Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Arenipses Hampson, 1901
  Synonims (species):
   eritrella Della Beffa, 1941
   grisea Turati, 1913
   pedemontella Della Beffa, 1941

Adult:
A. sociella (© Giancarlo Medici)
Adult (male), Toano (Reggio Emilia), Italy, June 14, 2014
(Photo by Giancarlo Medici, Forum Natura Mediterraneo)
A. sociella (© Giancarlo Medici)
Adult (male), Toano (Reggio Emilia), Italy, July 18, 2012
(Photo by Giancarlo Medici, Forum Natura Mediterraneo)
A. sociella (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (female), Hobro, Denmark, June 15, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
A. sociella (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (male), Hobro, Denmark, June 2, 2004
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
A. sociella (© Chris Steeman)
Adult (female), Kapellen, Antwerp, Belgium, April 27, 2004
(Photo by Chris Steeman)

Foodplants:
Comb inside bee and wasp nests

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