Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Aphomia sociella Linnaeus, 1758
Bee Moth

Family: Pyralidae
Checklist Number: 62.001

A rare species first recorded on South Uist and Benbecula in 2010, with an earlier record from Barra. Occurs between June and August

The larvae feed on the honeycomb in the nests of bees and wasps

Aphomia sociella
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