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55a0085 – 2540   Eichlinia gloriosa (Edwards, 1880)
             Glorious Squash Vine Borer

Martin Reid
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Synonymy: Melittia gloriosa Edwards, 1880
Melittia barnesi Dalla Torre, 1925
Melittia lindseyi Barnes & Benjamin, 1925
Melittia superba Barnes & Lindsey, 1922
Taxonomic Notes: Eichlinia gloriosa (Edwards, 1880), n. comb. (Gorbunov 2020), was formerly in the genus Melittia.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 188.
  • Gorbunov, O.G., 2020. Establishment of Eichlinia gen.n. for the Western hemisphere Melittiini (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), with a catalogue of the genus. Russian Entomological Journal, 29(3): 276-284.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 13.20f, 13.21m; p. 124. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eichlinia gloriosa
Jeff Gruber
Eichlinia gloriosa
Martin Reid
Eichlinia gloriosa
f. – Gary Anweiler
Eichlinia gloriosa
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Eichlinia gloriosa
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Eichlinia gloriosa
m. – William Taft & Mich. St. Univ.

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