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800001.005622Galleria mellonella (Linnaeus, 1758) – Greater Wax Moth

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Synonymy: • Phalaena Tinea mellonella Linnaeus, 1758
• Galleria austrinia Felder, Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875
• Crambus cerea Haworth, 1811
• Galleria cerealis Hόbner, 1825
• Phalaena cereana Blom, 1764
• Tinea cerella Fabricius, 1775
• Galleria crombrugheella Dufrane, 1930
• Vindana obliquella Walker, 1866
  • 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. 24.51m; p. 186. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Galleria mellonella
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