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Melittia cucurbitae
(squash vine borer)

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Melittia cucurbitae (squash vine borer)

Summary

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  • 10 December 2020
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  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Melittia cucurbitae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • squash vine borer
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Melittia cucurbitae Harris

Preferred Common Name

  • squash vine borer

International Common Names

  • Spanish: barrenador de la guía de la calabaza; barrenador del cuello de la raíz; barreno del cuello de la raiz; taladrador mexicano del tallo
  • French: perceur de la courge

EPPO code

  • MELTCU (Melittia cucurbitae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Sesiidae
  •                             Genus: Melittia
  •                                 Species: Melittia cucurbitae

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 15 Dec 2020

References

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Brust, G. E., 2010. Squash vine borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) management in pumpkin in the mid-Atlantic. Journal of Applied Entomology, 134(9/10), 781-788. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0418.2009.01485.x

Canhİlal, R., Carner, G. R., Griffin, R. P., Jackson, D. M., Alverson, D. R., 2006. Life history of the squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae (Harris) (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) in South Carolina. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology, 23(1), 1-6. http://entweb.clemson.edu/scesweb

Howe, W. L., 1950. Biology and host relationships of the squash vine borer. Journal of Economic Entomology, 43, 480-3. doi: 10.1093/jee/43.4.480

Howe, W. L., Rhodes, A. M., 1973. Host relationships of the squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae with species of Cucurbita. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 66(2), 266-269. doi: 10.1093/aesa/66.2.266

Schotman CYL, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. RLAC-PROVEG, No. 21:80 pp.

Distribution References

Brust G E, 2010. Squash vine borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) management in pumpkin in the mid-Atlantic. Journal of Applied Entomology. 134 (9/10), 781-788. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0418.2009.01485.x

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

Canhİlal R, Carner G R, Griffin R P, Jackson D M, Alverson D R, 2006. Life history of the squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae (Harris) (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) in South Carolina. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 23 (1), 1-6. http://entweb.clemson.edu/scesweb

Howe W L, 1950. Biology and host relationships of the squash vine borer. Journal of Economic Entomology. 480-3. DOI:10.1093/jee/43.4.480

Howe W L, Rhodes A M, 1973. Host relationships of the squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae with species of Cucurbita. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 66 (2), 266-269. DOI:10.1093/aesa/66.2.266

Schotman C Y L, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. In: RLAC-PROVEG, 80 pp.

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