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Squash Vine Borer Moth

Melittia cucurbitae


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Squash Vine Borer Moth
Melittia cucurbitae Moth Photographers Group – Melittia cucurbitae – 2536

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Nice looking moth!

Nina C. Wilde
Nina C. Wilde 9 years ago

This is from a group of moths called Sesiidae, which are some of the most colorful--they are also, as you may have noticed, mimics of other insects like wasps and bees, which make them less tasty looking to birds.

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Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 22, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

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