This North American species has been found in a number of North European countries including Norway, Germany, Denmark and Sweden, and the first record for Britain was in August 1997 when a specimen came to light at Spurn, East Yorkshire.
It has a distinctive blue-grey ground colour, with a slight rosy suffusion with blackish markings.
The larvae feed on wax inside bumble bee nests, and it is also stated that in N. America they feed on dried fruit.
Atropos Volume 4 (1998)
Checklist of Lepidoptera Recorded from The British Isles, Second Edition (Revised) (2000)
Die Zünslerartigen (Pyraloidea) Mitteleuropas (1997)
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