Waxworm

Waxworm

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Caption: Waxworm (Galleria mellonella). This is the larva of the greater wax moth. It is a pest of bee hives, where it feeds on the wax and discarded cocoons. Waxworms are also used a model organism for in vivo toxicology and pathogenicity tests

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