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作者: bicolor    時間: 2007-5-23 12:47     標題: Pyralidae, Galleriinae - Galleria mellonella (Wax Moth)

Small moth reared from honeycomb in Singapore

I collected an empty comb of a dwarf honeybee Apis andreniformis in Singapore, following which a small, pale caterpillar emerged from the comb and pupated, shortly after which this small moth (less than 1cm) emerged. Any ideas on its identity will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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作者: bicolor    時間: 2007-5-23 12:48

The larva which crawled out of the cells, shortly before pupating.

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作者: hkmoths    時間: 2007-5-23 13:02

looks like Galleria mellonella, though with half the length of the wings missing!

Pyralidae, Galleriinae.

The species is a known pest of bee hives, and can occasionally cause significant damage.

cheers,

Roger.
作者: philiplo    時間: 2007-5-23 13:12



QUOTE:
原帖由 hkmoths 於 2007-5-23 13:02 發表
looks like Galleria mellonella, though with half the length of the wings missing!

Pyralidae, Galleriinae.

The species is a known pest of bee hives, and can occasionally cause significant damage.

ch ...

does its larva feed on the wax of bee hive or any other stuff?
作者: bicolor    時間: 2007-5-24 11:10



QUOTE:
原帖由 hkmoths 於 2007-5-23 13:02 發表
looks like Galleria mellonella, though with half the length of the wings missing!

Pyralidae, Galleriinae.

The species is a known pest of bee hives, and can occasionally cause significant damage.

cheers,

Roger.

Thanks!
作者: sunnet    時間: 2016-2-1 13:52

感謝Dr.Kendrick 的 ID
八鄉發現,這隻比較完整,留紀錄。
原來其幼蟲是吃蜂巢的,所以叫Greater Wax Moth




http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/122940-Galleria-mellonella

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