Galleria mellonella

The greater wax moth is well known for its parasitization of honeybees and their hives. Because of the economic loss caused by this species, several control methods including heat treatment and chemical fumigants such as carbon dioxide have been used.

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Image from public domain. Attribute: Sam Droege 2015

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Common NamesWax Worm, Greater Wax Moth, Honeycomb Moth


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