Attributes of Melittia cucurbitae

Squash Vine Borer
Melittia cucurbitae Harris, 1828

Family: Sesiidae
Subfamily: Sesiinae
Identification: Conspicuous orange abdomen with black spots and long, bushy, orange and black hind legs. Body and forewing black with greenish iridescence. Hindwing transparent.
Wing Span: 2.5-3.2 cm.
Life History: Larva bores into plant stems.
Flight: April-November; two broods southward.
Caterpillar Hosts: A pest of squashes, gourds, and pumpkins. Also seen on milkweed.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Throughout eastern North America.
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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 13, 2016 sh11 Ontario, Canada January 30, 2017 Details
July 30, 2016 Kzfisherman McHenry County, Illinois, United States August 02, 2016 Details
July 19, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada July 19, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 Tindomul1of9 Bronx County, New York, United States July 04, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 alison.margaret Ontario, Canada July 03, 2016 Details
July 27, 2015 Molanic Du Page County, Illinois, United States February 05, 2016 Details
July 06, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 23, 2016 Details
July 14, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States December 16, 2015 Details
June 30, 2015 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States November 06, 2015 Details
June 30, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 09, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 isntshelucky81 Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States July 21, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 Kzfisherman McHenry County, Illinois, United States July 14, 2015 Details
June 24, 2013 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States July 01, 2015 Details
April 29, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States April 29, 2015 Details
July 05, 2010 Indy Entomologist Boone County, Indiana, United States January 16, 2015 Details
July 16, 2014 WendyJG Winnebago County, Illinois, United States September 29, 2014 Details
August 04, 2014 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States August 27, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 grayhairstreak New Castle County, Delaware, United States July 10, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 Jim Eckert Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States July 06, 2014 Details
June 23, 2014 rcpwaynenj Passaic County, New Jersey, United States July 04, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 rosacmchenry@sbcglobal.net Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States June 12, 2014 Details
July 10, 2012 Denise Farrell Bergen County, New Jersey, United States February 19, 2014 Details
June 20, 2013 Paul Dennehy Lancaster County, Virginia, United States September 07, 2013 Details
July 13, 2013 Chip Krilowicz Camden County, New Jersey, United States July 20, 2013 Details
June 20, 2011 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States February 15, 2013 Details
July 24, 2012 adamschaffer Benton County, Arkansas, United States December 27, 2012 Details
July 05, 2006 cheins Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States August 22, 2012 Details
August 03, 2012 Amateur_Steph Wayne County, Ohio, United States August 12, 2012 Details
July 14, 2012 Larry522 Chittenden County, Vermont, United States July 27, 2012 Details
July 15, 2010 AngelaCoco Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States July 06, 2012 Details
July 15, 2011 curtis.lehman (Karen and Gary Campbell) Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States February 07, 2012 Details
July 22, 2011 Brad Senne Wood County, West Virginia, United States July 22, 2011 Details
June 17, 2011 mdolomieu1 Greene County, Missouri, United States July 11, 2011 Details
August 23, 2010 WendyJG Winnebago County, Illinois, United States May 23, 2011 Details
August 18, 2010 rogerdowner (Scott Cassell) Warren County, Ohio, United States March 01, 2011 Details
August 01, 2010 kent (Kent Fothergill) New Madrid County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 02, 2010 kent (Kent Fothergill) New Madrid County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 01, 1977 legacy.reporter (E. C. Masteller) Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 01, 2010 kent (Kent Fothergill) New Madrid County, Missouri, United States September 21, 2010 Details
August 02, 2010 kent (Kent Fothergill) New Madrid County, Missouri, United States September 21, 2010 Details
June 28, 2009 Howell_Curtis (Howell Curtis) Harrison County, Indiana, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 11, 2009 legacy.reporter (Kevin Firth) Greene County, Missouri, United States October 16, 2009 Details
June 28, 2007 legacy.reporter (Sharon Harris) Calhoun County, Michigan, United States August 27, 2009 Details
July 03, 2009 legacy.reporter (Kevin Firth) Greene County, Missouri, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 01, 2008 Ken Childs (Ken Childs) Chester County, Tennessee, United States June 23, 2009 Details
July 09, 2007 legacy.reporter (Bill Walbek) Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 22, 1999 curtis.lehman (Curt Lehman) Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States October 24, 2008 Details
July 09, 2008 legacy.reporter (Kevin Firth) Greene County, Missouri, United States October 03, 2008 Details
July 05, 1992 Tom Middagh (Tom Middagh) Nobles County, Minnesota, United States July 10, 2008 Details
July 15, 2001 jamesdurbin (Jim Durbin) Story County, Iowa, United States June 09, 2008 Details