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A moth (Galleria mellonella) that lays its eggs in beehives, where the larvae feed on the wax and debris of the honeycombs.
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(Animals) a brown pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which feed on the combs of beehives. Also called: honeycomb moth or bee moth
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a moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which feed on honeycombs in beehives. Also called wax moth.
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|Noun||1.||wax 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
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