Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1216991

Squash Vine Borer
Melittia cucurbitae

Observation date: July 07, 2019
Submitted by: debbiemac999
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was feeding on the milkweed. At first I thought it was a small wasp or beetle because of its size and the frenzied movement of its legs.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 15, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Howard County