Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1370642

Glorious Squash Vine Borer
Melittia gloriosa

Observation date: September 05, 2023
Submitted by: JeriRaeNaturalist
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I encountered this on the El Camino Real Hiking Trail in Santa Fe. I thought it was dead but when resumed walking after taking the photo, it flew away.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: September 06, 2023
Coordinator notes: Taxonomy note: Per MPG, Eichlinia gloriosa (Edwards, 1880), n. comb. (Gorbunov 2020), was formerly in the genus Melittia.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County