Aphomia

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Aphomia
Aphomia.sociella.jpg
Bee Moth (A. sociella) specimen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Galleriinae
Tribe: Tirathabini
Genus: Aphomia
Hübner, 1825
Synonyms

[1]

  • Aphomoea J. L. R. Agassiz, 1847
  • Arenipses Hampson in Ragonot, 1901
  • Arenipses Rebel, 1901
  • Ilithyia Berthold in Latreille, 1827
  • Ilythia Stephens, 1829
  • Melia Curtis, 1828
  • Melissoblaptes Zeller, 1839

Aphomia is a genus of small moths belonging to the family Pyralidae. Some breed in the nests of Anthophila (bees and bumblebees), where their caterpillars are parasitic feeders of wax, honey and pollen.

Species[edit]

The former A. pachytera is now in Heteromicta.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ See references in Savela (2009)

References[edit]

  • Savela, Markku (2009): Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms – Aphomia. Version of 2009-APR-07. Retrieved 2010-APR-11.