Sunday, 7 August 2016

Lesser Wax Moth

This rather beaten up Achroia grisella (Lesser Wax Moth) was a new species for my garden list last night.  I don't think that there are very many Bucks records of it.

Adam Bassett
Marlow Bottom


  1. With yours, around 20 records.

  2. Hi Adam - i had one here in Aylesbury back on the 22nd July - my first ever.

  3. I had my first in the garden at Westcott last year and I don't think it will have been overlooked previously even though it is a rather plain-looking species. Sounds like it might be on the up, like other moths which rely on bees (for example, Aphomia sociella has had a phenomenal year here). Although they don't need bees for their larval stage, Death's-head Hawk-moths often raid bees nests for honey so lets hope that species does equally as well!!


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