bee moth

Origin of bee moth

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
Also called wax moth.
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bee moth

noun
  1. any of various pyralid moths, such as the wax moth, whose larvae live in the nests of bees or wasps, feeding on nest materials and host larvae
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