Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1123060

Southwestern Squash Vine Borer
Melittia calabaza

Observation date: June 28, 2017
Submitted by: njschulz
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This moth was very interested in our Verbena at the time these photos were taken. Weather was 88 degrees and sunny with a light breeze.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: June 29, 2017
Coordinator notes: The 2nd abdominal segment is orange, indicitave of M. calabaza. M. cucurbitae has a dark olive green second abdominal segment.
Checklist region(s): Dallas County, United States, Texas