Taxon profile


Lesser Wax Moth
Achroia grisella (Fabricius, 1794)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Pyralidae »  genus Achroia

Scientific synonyms

Tinea grisella Fabricius, 1794
Galleria aluearia Fabricius, 1798
Galleria alvea Haworth, 1811
Meliphora alvearia Stephens, 1829
Meliphora alveariella Guenée, 1845
Tinea anticella Walker, 1863
Bombyx cinereola Hübner, 1802
Acroia major Dufrane, 1930
Achroia obscurevittella Ragonot, 1901


Taxon in country check-lists*

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cosmopolitan distribution

Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Achroia grisella (Fabricius, 1794)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Achroia grisella]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Pest Information Wiki [Achroia_grisella]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Achroia grisella (Fabricius)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [442631]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Achroia grisella (Fabricius, 1794)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Australian Faunal Directory [d78a7c02-db06-419d-afb0-93a8de983088]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Achroia grisella (Fabricius, 1794)]
Data retrieved on: 14 February 2014

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