Definitions for galleria mellonella
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bee moth, wax moth, Galleria mellonella(noun)
moth whose larvae live in and feed on bee honeycombs
The Greater Wax Moth or Honeycomb Moth is a moth of the family Pyralidae. It is the only member of the genus Galleria. It is found in most of the world, including Europe and adjacent Eurasia, and as an introduced species e.g. in North America and Australia. It is reported that galleria mellonella is capable of hearing ultrasonic frequencies approaching 300 kHz, possibly the highest frequency sensitivity of any animal. The Lesser Wax Moth is a close relative, which also belongs to tribe Galleriini of the pyralid subfamily Galleriinae. The Greater Wax Moth is the type species of this tribe and subfamily.
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