Check List 11(3): e19223, doi: 10.15560/11.3.1625
First report of Squash Vine Borer, Melittia cucurbitae (Harris, 1828) (Lepidoptera, Sessidae) in Brazil and South America: distribution extension and geographic distribution map
expand article infoDiones Krinski
‡ Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Open Access
Melittia cucurbitae (Harris, 1828) is a very important pest of squash and pumpkins. To date, this lepidopteran had its distribution reported for eastern United States, southeastern Canada, and Mexico. Our study reports for the first time the occurrence of squash vine borer, M. cucurbitae for South America, being the first record to Brazil, in southwest region of Pará state.
Novo Progresso, Pará state; insect pests; phytosanitary defense system