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Pyralidae
800002.005623Achroia grisella (Fabricius, 1794) – Lesser Wax Moth

© Mark Dreiling - DNA
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Synonymy: Tinea grisella Fabricius, 1794
Galleria aluearia Fabricius, 1798
Galleria alvea Haworth, 1811
Galleria alvearia Stephens, 1829
Meliphora alveariella Guenée, 1845
Ancylolomia anticella Walker, 1863
Pyralis cinerana Fabricius, 1781
Bombyx cinereola Hübner, 1802
Achroia ifranella Lucas, 1955
Achroia major Dufrane, 1930
Achroia obscurevittella Hampson, in: Ragonot & Hampson, 1901
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 24.40f; p. 186. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Achroia grisella
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Achroia grisella
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Achroia grisella
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Achroia grisella
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Achroia grisella
23mm – © Jim Vargo

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