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Photo#91648
moth - Galleria mellonella

moth - Galleria mellonella
San Leandro, Alameda County, California, USA
May 22, 2006
I raised this moth from some caterpillars that were living in the wax (& some honey) of frames taken from honey bee hives.

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5622 -- Greater Wax Moth -- Galleria mellonella
B.P.

 
thanks again
Bob

Wax moths
I think there are a couple of species. These guys can destroy hive frames pretty quickly.

 
fortunately
they were not in the hive, but on some frames left out (carelessly) in the garage

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