Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 940216

Southwestern Squash Vine Borer
Melittia calabaza

Observation date: November 11, 2013
Submitted by: blubayou
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: November 23, 2013
Coordinator notes: The 2nd abdominal segment is orange, a distinguishing mark for the species from Melittia cucurbitae – Squash Vine Borer Moth. Verified using photos of MPG and bugguide.net http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=2537 http://bugguide.net/node/view/326138
Checklist region(s): United States, Travis County, Texas