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The Bee Moth

Posted on Jun 7, 2016

This pretty moth gave me a tough time trying to pin down an identification, but it looks to be a female Aphomia sociella – The Bee Moth. I was less enthusiastic in learning that Aphomia sociella is a non-native and often pest moth that was likely introduced from Europe via the colonists and bee hives. They often end up destroying those hives from the inside out. Everything has its place, I suppose…

Aphomia sociella The Bee Moth Stratford yard May 27 2016-5156

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator