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Bee moth

a brownish pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which feed on the honeycombs in beehives.
Historical Examples

Nuova thought her fate was to be that of bee moth’s, and it really seemed so for a moment.
Nuova Vernon Kellogg

But why didn’t you shout out about the bee moth when you first saw her?
Nuova Vernon Kellogg

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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