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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 9-22mm.

Foodplant: Honeycomb in hives.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19041904188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records152348510171079220
Number of individuals215866814362073381
Unique positions93768910026
Unique locations90778510324
Adult records152048410131035218
Immature records00131

For the county, we have a total of 4324 records from 379 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


1428 Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 07
© Nick Lawman
1428 Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 06
© Andy Nunn
1428 Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 05 larva
© Derek Parkinson
1428 Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 04
© Lee Wiseman
1428 Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 03 female
© Alan Draper
1428 Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 02 male
© Alan Draper
1428 Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 01
© Damian Money

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread throughout all five vice-counties, usually recorded in small numbers but occasionally fairly common.
 

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