62.006 .... B&F 1425
Wax Moth Galleria mellonella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....From the general lack of records sent in to us by numerous recorders, this moth may actually be quite uncommon in Nottinghamshire. Its a species we have recorded on relatively few occasions in over the years, with records from Lound, Sherwood Forest and Market Warsop in 2023. At the latter site, our records include several moths attracted to MV light and one near the entrance to a very active Honey Bee nest located in the trunk of a large Beech tree.
Photographed at Market Warsop September 2023
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP August 2011
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Galleria mellonella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Sean Tobin. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Ian Ellis. Tom Shields.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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