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Melittia cucurbitae (Squash vine borer)

Synonyms: Melittia amoena; Trochilium ceto

Attributes

Wing Span [1]  1.2 inches (.031 m)

Prey / Diet

Citrullus lanatus (watermelon)[2]
Cucumis callosus (cantaloupe)[2]
Cucumis sativus (garden cucumber)[2]
Cucurbita maxima (winter squash)[2]
Cucurbita pepo (field pumpkin)[2]

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Squash Vine Borer Melittia cucurbitae (Harris) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), Eutychus Kariuki and Jennifer L. Gillett-Kaufman, December 2014 2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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