LESSER WAX MOTH FACTS
The Lesser wax moth is a pest species of moth that is established in Australia. It is a dull brown moth with slight copper tinge on the wings. They originated in Europe and are now found all over the world except in coldest climates. It is believe that they spread with honeybees from Europe. The larvae are destructive in bee hives and are a pest in the beekeeping industry.
wing span 10mm - 15mm
The larvae feed on honey, beeswax, stored pollen, bee shell casings
|Common Name:||Lesser wax moth|