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Species Aphomia sociella - Bee Moth - Hodges#5629

The Bee Moth #5629 - Aphomia sociella - male Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella Log Cocoons - Aphomia sociella - female Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella - male Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella Moth at porch light - Aphomia sociella - female Aphomia sociella - male Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella - female
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Galleriinae
Tribe Tirathabini
Genus Aphomia
Species sociella (Bee Moth - Hodges#5629)
Hodges Number
5629
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Identification
Remarks
Larvae develop in the nests of bees and wasps.
Introduced species, probably from Europe along with bee hives.
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