Pete's Walks - Bee Moth

FEMALE - Photo taken on 23/08/09 at Kensworth, Beds.

This is a fairly common moth throughout most of the UK, flying between June and August. It gets its name from the fact that its larvae feed on the comb inside bee and wasp nests (as is true of a few related species). It is 'sexually dimorphic', which means that the males are more colourful and more brightly patterned than the females.

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FEMALE - Photo taken on 29/0511 at Kensworth, Beds.