Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphomia terrenella Zeller, 1848
Paralipsa decorella (Hulst 1892) Hodges #5633
The wingspan is about 25 mm.(1)
Forewing medium brownish-gray with indistinct blackish streak running from wing base to middle of disc; PM line deeply zigzagged with several sharp points (giving a "pointed feathers" appearance); veins in subterminal area dark, prominent.
Unknown but perhaps similar to A. sociella, whose larvae develop in nests of bees
The main flight period is May to August. (1)
unknown - perhaps the same as A. sociella, whose larvae feed on the honeycomb and sometimes larvae of bees
(Bee moth) has one or two black discal spots and usually a greenish cast or shading on forewing (and whitish basal area in males); lacks blackish streak from base to middle of disc.
by Larry Line and John Glaser (Moths of Maryland)
(Dalton State College, Georgia)