bee-moth

bee moth

noun
a brownish pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which feed on the honeycombs in beehives.
Also called wax moth.


Origin:
1820–30, Americanism

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bee moth
 
n
any of various pyralid moths, such as the wax moth, whose larvae live in the nests of bees or wasps, feeding on nest materials and host larvae

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