Pyralidae: Galleriinae

05589 Wax Moth Galleria mellonella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1425 (ABH62.006)


General Information

The English name derives from the fact that the larvae live in beehives feeding on the honeycomb.

Wingspan: 29-40 mm.
Foodplant(s): honeycomb from beehives
Flying: One generation, June-October
National status:


Gardens, woodland, heathland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.