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Family Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

Squash Vine Borer (Melittia cucurbitae)

…a  species of clearwing moth (Sesiidae) which occurs from eastern North America south into Central America. Adult M. cucurbitae will typically fly from April to November, and will take nectar from a variety of plants. Their larvae feed mainly on squash, pumpkins, and gourds Like other sesiids squash vine borers are day flying, and mimic wasps with their bright coloration.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Sesioidea-Sesiidae-Sesiinae-Melittini-Melittia-M. cucurbitae

Image: Pollinator

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