Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella
Wingspan 18 to 44 mm. This species is sexually dimorphic, the buff and brown males being more brightly coloured and patterned than the greyer females.
Common around bee and wasp nests and beehives throughout Britain.
June to August.
Larva feeds on the debris in and the contents of wasp and bee nests.
Fairly common over much of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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