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80a0049 – 5629   Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)
             The Bee Moth
© Stephen Luk - f.© David Reed - m.
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Synonymy: Phalaena Tinea sociella Linnaeus, 1758
Aphomia asiatica Caradja, 1916
Crambus colonatus Haworth, 1809
Phalaena Tinea colonella Linnaeus, 1758
Crambus colonum Fabricius, 1798
Aphomia eritrella Della Beffa, 1941
Aphomia grisea Turati, 1913
Aphomia lanceolata Dufrane, 1930
Aphomia minor Dufrane, 1930
Aphomia pedemontella Della Beffa, 1941
Aphomia rufinella Krulikovsky, 1909
Lithosia socia Fabricius, 1798
Tinea tribunella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Aphomia virescens Skala, 1929
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Solis, M.A., & M.A. Metz, 2008. Aphomia Hübner and Paralipsa Butler Species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Galleriinae) Known to Occur in the United States and Canada. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 110(3): 592-601.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Aphomia sociella
© Bob Patterson - f.
Aphomia sociella
© Bob Patterson - m.
Aphomia sociella
© Ian Kimber - f.
Aphomia sociella
© Ian Kimber - m.
Aphomia sociella
© David Silsbee - f.
Aphomia sociella
© Bo Zaremba - f.
Aphomia sociella
© Jim Vargo

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