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Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самка  (Aphomia sociella)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Pyraloidea family Pyralidae subfamily Galleriinae tribe Tirathabini genus Aphomia → species Aphomia sociella

Species name(s)

Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena (Tinea) sociella Linnaeus, 1758 = Phalaena (Tinea) colonella Linnaeus, 1758 = Tinea tribunella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 = Lithosia socia Fabricius, 1798 = Crambus colonum Fabricius, 1798 = Crambus colonatus Haworth, 1809 = asiatica Caradja, 1916 = virescens Skala, 1929 = minor Dufrane, 1930 = lanceolata Dufrane, 1930 = eritrella Della Beffa, 1941 = pedemontella Della Beffa, 1941. [9, 10]

Bee Moth.



This species marks on the maps: 5.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #28. Zabaikalsky.


18—44 mm.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Самка  (Aphomia sociella)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Aphomia grisea. [85].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Corsica, Sardinia. [1].
  • Albania, Austria, Baleares, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Canary Islands , Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands,Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland Sweden, Estonia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, the European Northeast, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South Urals. [3].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 18-44 mm. [PC93].

Imago lifespan

  • April - August [PC93].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Wax.
    The parasite in the nests of various bees, bumble bees and wasps. [PC93].


  • Гусеницы проходят период развития в осиных гнездах. [85].


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Photos: Vlad Proklov, Nikolai Vladimirov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

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21.05.2015 15:52, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Aphomia grisea Turati, 1913 удален из синонимов

21.05.2015 15:52, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Aphomia grisea Turati, 1913 удален из синонимов

20.05.2015 23:26, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 18—44 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → April, May, June, July, August.

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