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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Fabricius 1794) (Fabricius 1794)
Pyralidae - Galleriinae Pyralidae - Galleriinae Pyralidae - Galleriinae Pyralidae - Galleriinae Pyralidae - Galleriinae
Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella Lesser Wax Moth - Achroia grisella Lesser Wax Moth - Achroia grisella
62.001    BF 1428 62.001    BF 1428 62.001    BF 1428 62.005    BF 1426 62.005    BF 1426

Status: Resident in UK

Wing Span: 18mm to 44mm.

Flight Period: June until August.

Habitat: Habitats are where bee's are abundant, as the larva lives in the bee's nest feeding on detritus and honeycomb.

Comment: This moth is a common in most parts of the UK. It is recorded from Guernsey, but not from Jersey. 

Status: Resident in UK

Wing Span: 16mm to 24mm.

Flight Period: July and August.

Habitat:  Near to bee hives, the larvae feed on bees wax. They fly from dusk and some times come to light.

Comment: This moth is common in England, Wales and Ireland. It is also found in parts of Scotland, Isles of Scilly and the C.I.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Fourceroy1785) (Fourceroy1785)
Pyralidae - Galleriinae Pyralidae - Galleriinae Pyralidae - Galleriinae Pyralidae - Phycitinae Pyralidae - Phycitinae
Bee Moth Bee Moth Bee Moth Thistle Ermine Thistle Ermine
Aphomia sociella Aphomia sociella Aphomia sociella Mylois circumvoluta Mylois circumvoluta
62.001    BF 1428 62.001    BF 1428 62.001    BF 1428 62.042    BF 1458 62.042    BF 1458

Status: Resident in UK

Wing Span: 27mm to 33mm.

Flight Period: June and July.

Habitat:  Found on rough ground where the food plants grow, they especially chalk downs, and light sandy soils where thistles grow.

Comment: This  moth is locally common in England, Wales and Ireland, as far north as Cumbria.               

(Zincken1818) (Zincken1818) (Zincken1818) (Zincken1818)  
Pyralidae - Phycitinae Pyralidae - Phycitinae Pyralidae - Phycitinae Pyralidae - Phycitinae  
Grey Knot-horn - Grey Knot-horn - Grey Knot-horn - Grey Knot-horn -  
Trachycera advenella Trachycera advenella Trachycera advenella Trachycera advenella  
62.035    BF 1439 62.035    BF 1439 62.035    BF 1439 62.035    BF 1439  

Status: Resident in UK

Wing Span: 18mm to 24mm.

Flight Period: July and August.

Habitat:  a variety of places including gardens, where there is Hawthorn and Rowan. The larvae feed in the spring on mature uncut Hawthorn, and occasionally on Rowan.

Comment: This moth is a fairly common resident to Britain, with the exception of the far north.

Species 63.006 to 63.034

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(Denis & Schiffermuller 1775) (Denis & Schiffermuller 1775) (Denis & Schiffermuller 1775)    
Pyralidae - Pyralinae Pyralidae - Pyralinae Pyralidae - Pyralinae    
Rosy Tabby - Endotricha flammealis Rosy Tabby - Endotricha flammealis Rosy Tabby - Endotricha flammealis    
62.077    BF 1424 62.077    BF 1424 62.077    BF 1424    

Status: Resident in UK

Wing Span: 18mm to 23mm.

Flight Period: July and August.

Habitat: Wooded and scrubby area's. with abundant low growing plants.

Comment: This moth is local but widespread in the southern half of the UK. It is found at least, as far north as Yorkshire. There are records from the Isles of Scilly, and from Scotland in Wigtownshire.

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