Galleriinae

Galleriinae

[‚gal·ə′rī·ə‚nē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A monotypic subfamily of lepidopteran insects in the family Pyralididae; contains the bee moth or wax worm (Galleria mellonella), which lives in beehives and whose larvae feed on beeswax.
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SL0708 (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae) isolated from soil in Alcala, Valle del Cauca (Colombia) was characterised ecologically using Galleria mellonella larvae (L) (Pyralidae: Galleriinae) as hosts.