wax moth

noun

Origin:
1760–70

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wax moth
 
n
honeycomb moth, Also called: bee moth a brown pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which feed on the combs of beehives

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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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