Squash Vine Borer Melittia cucurbitae (Harris) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) Academic Article uri icon


  • Squash vine borer is a moth species that is active during the day (diurnal). The larvae complete their growth and development on wild and domesticated species of the genus Cucurbita. Once only considered a nuisance to commercial growers, with the expansion of cucurbit production in the United States over the last decade, the squash vine borer has become a pest of economic importance. This 5-page fact sheet was written by Eutychus Kariuki and Jennifer L. Gillett-Kaufman, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, December 2014. (Photo: Lyle J. Buss, UF/IFAS)http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in1068 Minor revision March 2020.

published proceedings

  • EDIS

author list (cited authors)

  • Kariuki, E., & Gillett-Kaufman, J. L.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Kariuki, Eutychus||Gillett-Kaufman, Jennifer L

publication date

  • January 2021

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