Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1149088

Greater Wax Moth
Galleria mellonella

Observation date: November 17, 2017
Submitted by: Chris Blomme
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Colony in honeycomb of bees found inside roof of tree swallow bird box. Larvae alive and measure about 20 mm, yellowish with visible spiracles. Frass and webbing around very strong comb structure.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: November 17, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Ontario, Canada