honeycomb moth


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honeycomb moth

n
(Animals) another name for the wax moth
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Galleria mellonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), known as the greater wax moth or honeycomb moth, is a serious pest for the apiculture industry.
The team looked at how the Greater Wax Moth or Honeycomb Moth (Galleria mellonella) reacted over 25 generations to exposure to the fungus Beauveria bassiana which is known to kill the Wax Moth caterpillar which attacks bee hives.