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Aphomia sociella
Bee Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)1428 / 62.001

Common throughout the Region.

A sexually dimorphic species of woodland, scrub, parkland, gardens.

Lays eggs in nests of bumblebees and wasps. Larvae can be common where they occur. Adults hide by day and come readily to light.

Recorded in 106 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1872.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 18-44 mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Comb from bee or wasp nests.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO96
26/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO67
24/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
07/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
02/08/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
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