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Interesting Insect - Melittia cucurbitae

Interesting Insect - Melittia cucurbitae
Burwell, Garfield County, Nebraska, USA
June 16, 2017
Size: Approx. 1 inch
Found in garden around 10 AM. It had just emerged from the cocoon and was flailing around on its back. Another empty case was close by.

Moved from ID Request.

Guess I should have smashed f
Guess I should have smashed first; asked questions's long gone now! :)

Melittia cucurbitaeā€¦
Nice. It might be helpful to add this pupal image to the 'Life Cycle' portion of the reference.

See reference here.

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