lesser wax moth

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lesser wax moth:

see bee mothbee moth,
 greater wax moth,
or honeycomb moth,
common name for an insect pest of honeycombs. Bee moths do damage during their larval stages, injuring combs and honey.
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Again, 6 (14.29%) colonies were infested with Large hive beetle (Hoplostomus fuligenius), 30 (71.43%) colonies with Greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella) and 27 (64.29%) colonies with Lesser wax moth (Achroia grisella) (Figure 2).
Among these are the two wax moths Achroia grisella F.
In his study, spiders were more likely to attack live over dead prey when offered slow-moving larval prey such as waxworms (Achroia grisella) and mealworms (Tenebrio molitor).