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Species Account for Achroia grisella

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Achroia grisella  (Fabricius, 1794) 62.005
Lesser Wax Moth
Lepidoptera: micromoths: Pyralidae

Lesser Wax Moth Achroia grisella Copyright: Ben Sale

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Taxonomic group: micro moths (Lepidoptera: micromoths) - County data

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Verification Grade: Adult:
Adult: Distinctive

Records: 130
First Record: 1980
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 35
Pre-1992 hectads: 3
Total hectads: 37

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Lesser Wax Moth Achroia grisella
Lesser Wax Moth Achroia grisella
Lesser wax Moth 2
Lesser wax Moth 2

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 53 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 4 records with subhabitat information)

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 130 records with habitat detail and method information)

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