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Galleria mellonella
(greater waxmoth)

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Galleria mellonella (greater waxmoth)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Galleria mellonella
  • Preferred Common Name
  • greater waxmoth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Galleria mellonella Linnaeus

Preferred Common Name

  • greater waxmoth

Other Scientific Names

  • Galleria cerella Fabricius
  • Phalaena mellonella Linnaeus
  • Tinea mellonella Linnaeus

International Common Names

  • English: bee moth; honeycomb moth; larger waxmoth; waxworm
  • Spanish: polilla de las colmenas; polilla mayor de los panales (arg)
  • French: fausse-teigne de la cire; teigne de la cire, fausse; teigne des ruches

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: voksmøl
  • Germany: Bienenwolf; Grosse Wachsmotte; Rankmade
  • Israel: ash hadonag hagadol
  • Netherlands: Wasmot
  • Norway: voksmoll

EPPO code

  • GALLME (Galleria mellonella)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Pyralidae
  •                             Genus: Galleria
  •                                 Species: Galleria mellonella

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

ChinaPresent
-GuangdongPresentCAB Abstracts
IndiaPresentCAB Abstracts
-KarnatakaPresentCAB Abstracts
IranPresentCAB Abstracts
JapanPresent
MalaysiaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-SarawakPresent
PakistanPresent
TaiwanPresentCAB Abstracts

Africa

EgyptPresent

North America

USAPresentCAB Abstracts
-ArizonaPresent
-HawaiiPresentCAB Abstracts
-VermontPresent

Central America and Caribbean

Puerto RicoPresentCAB Abstracts

South America

ColombiaPresent

Europe

Czechoslovakia (former)PresentCAB Abstracts
Former USSRPresent
FrancePresent
GermanyPresentCAB Abstracts
ItalyPresentCAB Abstracts
PolandPresent
UKPresentCAB Abstracts
Yugoslavia (former)Unconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)Present

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
-New South WalesPresent
-QueenslandPresent
-South AustraliaPresentCAB Abstracts
-TasmaniaPresent
-VictoriaPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent

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