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Offline mgmoore7

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What do wax moth larve or worms look like?
« on: August 18, 2007, 09:12:44 PM »
In my west hive beetle trap on my week hive, I found two worms that were in a a loose dark cocoon.  The worms came out as soon as I disturbed them.  The were about 3/8 - 1/2 inch long and 2 millimeters wide. 

I did not open this hive up today other than to check for the West Hive Beetle trap which I posted about separately.  I may need to open it up to check for moths. 

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Re: What do wax moth larve or worms look like?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2007, 09:17:34 PM »
Well, I don't think these worms were wax moths.  I just looked at some pictures and don't see much of a resemblence.  I took a picture of the worms, I will have to get it uploaded.

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Re: What do wax moth larve or worms look like?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 10:12:08 PM »
look at these pictures for all on this site

http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/pest&disease/pppdIndex.html
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Re: What do wax moth larve or worms look like?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007, 01:35:37 AM »
A wax moth is bigger than that by the time it spins a cocoon.
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Re: What do wax moth larve or worms look like?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2007, 04:04:10 PM »
look at these pictures for all on this site

http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/pest&disease/pppdIndex.html

I'm glad I found this link you provided.... WOW !!!!  GREAT pics for identification ,.,........ Thanks for sharing.

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