Definition of Galleria mellonella
1. Noun. Moth whose larvae live in and feed on bee honeycombs.
Generic synonyms: Pyralid, Pyralid Moth
Group relationships: Galleria, Genus Galleria
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galleria Mellonella
Literary usage of Galleria mellonella
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1. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1897)
"The genus is typical of a small family having sixteen-legged larvae, which are parasitic in bee-hives and bees' nests. galleria mellonella. ..."
2. The Larvæ of the British Butterflies and Moths by William Buckler (1901)
"The egg of galleria mellonella in shape is roundish- ovate, apparently smooth and shining, of a very pale flesh-colour, which by slow degrees becomes of a ..."
3. An Introduction to Entomology: Or, Elements of the Natural History of by William Kirby, William Spence (1846)
"... and galleria mellonella. Of the first we have no particular history, except that it destroys garments in the summer ; but of the others Reaumur has ..."
4. Elementary Textbook of Economic Zoology and Entomology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Rennie Wilbur Doane (1915)
"A small observation hive in which the honey-comb has been destroyed by larvae of the bee moth, galleria mellonella. (Greatly reduced. ..."
5. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker, John Edward Gray (1863)
"... will probably soon be much altered by the formation of new families of exotic genera. Genus. GALLERIA. Galleria, Latr.. galleria mellonella. mellonella ..."