Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Glorious Squash Vine Borer
Melittia gloriosa

Observation date: September 28, 2018
Submitted by: rexdart
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hovering around Buffalo Gourd flowers
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: March 10, 2019
Coordinator notes: This was originally id'd as Melittia snowii. However, this is was questioned and it was suggested this was M. gloriosa. After reviewing photos of both species, I have to agree this is gloriosa based heavily on the markings on the abdomen. They match photos of this species perfectly https://bugguide.net/node/view/463825
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Williamson County