Taxon profile


Honeycomb Moth
Galleria mellonella (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Phalaena mellonella Linnaeus, 1758
Galleria austrina R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875
Galleria cerea Haworth, 1811
Galleria cerealis Hübner, 1825
Phalaena cereana Blom, 1764
Tinea cerella Fabricius, 1775
Galleria mellonella crombruggheela Dufrane, 1930
Vindana obliquella Walker, 1866

Other names

= Greater Wax Moth
= Wax Moth


Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete


Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Galleria mellonella (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Galleria mellonella]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Pest Information Wiki [Galleria_mellonella]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Galleria mellonella Linnaeus]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [442629]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Galleria mellonella (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Australian Faunal Directory [39d03242-c05e-4b87-9345-042baabb315d]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Galleria mellonella (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 14 February 2014

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