The Bee Moth Aphomia sociella Linnaeus, 1758Non-native    Synonyms: Hodges #5629.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Pyralidae   >   Genus Aphomia   

Status:

Introduced to the U.S. from Europe, probably via bee hives.

Relationships:

The larvae of Aphomia develop in the nests of bees and wasps. They are considered a pest species because they can damage commercial hives.

There are 172 records in the project database.

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The Bee Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/26/2018). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/24/2018). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/29/2020). (c) wendyjalexander, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND). Photo by Wendy Alexander. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/7/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/23/2019). Determined by Aaron Hunt/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/26/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/24/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/19/2021). Determined by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Barbara Speckart. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (4/29/2017). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/14/2022). (c) RD, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ryan Douglas. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (4/6/2021). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/27/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A The Bee Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/8/2015). Photo by TJ Walters. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/23/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/8/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/27/2014). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/15/2017). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/14/2020). (c) David Kidwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Dave Kidwell. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/16/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/8/2015). Photo by TJ Walters. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/5/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/7/2018). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/11/2015). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/21/2015). Photo by Rod Burley. (MBP list)

A female Bee Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A male Bee Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/1/2010). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (4/15/2003). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/20/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A female Bee Moth. Photo by John Glaser. (MBP list)

A female Bee Moth. Photo by John Glaser. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/27/2014). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

The Bee Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/20/2021). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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