Origin of wax moth
First recorded in 1760–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for wax moth
"You speak truth for once," the Queen said suddenly, for she recognized the Wax-moth.
"Quite between ourselves, I taught them that," cried the Wax-moth.
But the great question in bee-culture is, How to prevent the depredation of the wax-moth?Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
Laying at every sob, the Wax-moth backed into a crowd of young bees, and left Melissa bewildered and annoyed.
The little grey Wax-moth, pressed close in a crack in the alighting-board, had waited this chance all day.
- a brown pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which feed on the combs of beehivesAlso called: honeycomb moth, bee moth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012