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Red, black, and fuzzy - Melittia cucurbitae

Red, black, and fuzzy - Melittia cucurbitae
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
July 2, 2016
My guess at size would be about 3/4 inch to 1 inch. It was hovering around and appeared to be feeding on a milkweed plant. Don't recall ever seeing this before in the garden but I might have missed it. I saw only one of these at this time. There was also a red milkweed beetle on the same plant.

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Red, black, and fuzzy - Melittia cucurbitae Red, black, and fuzzy - Melittia cucurbitae

Moved to Squash Vine Borer
Moved from ID Request.

Melittia sp.
Looks like Melittia cucurbitae, but we do need to know in what state was this seen?

 
it's in Ontario, Canada
it's in Ontario, Canada
Darn, just looked up some more pictures of Mellitia cucurbitae and it does look like you've nailed it. Does this mean good bye to my zucchini crop this year?

 
Squash Vine Borer
Squash Vine Borer is the only Melittia in Ontario

 
Then yes, M. cucurbitae
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