bee moth


Definition of bee moth

2 : a European moth (Aphomia sociella of the family Pyralidae) that has been introduced into the U.S. and that lays eggs in the nests of bees and wasps
3 chiefly British : bumblebee moth

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First Known Use of bee moth

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bee moth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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