bee moth


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bee moth

n.

bee moth

n
(Animals) 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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n.
a moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which feed on honeycombs in beehives. Also called wax moth.
[1820–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bee moth - moth whose larvae live in and feed on bee honeycombsbee moth - moth whose larvae live in and feed on bee honeycombs
pyralid, pyralid moth - usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests
Galleria, genus Galleria - a genus of Pyralidae