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wax moth

noun
1.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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Examples from the web for wax moth
  • Annotated species include wax moth and house cricket.
  • Invasion of common hive pests such as wax moth and small hive beetle is noticeably delayed.
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wax moth

noun
1.
a brown pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which feed on the combs of beehives Also called honeycomb moth, bee moth
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