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name THIS bug?
i found this bug in this garden today, feeding on the squash blossoms. it was very bee-like, but unlike anything i have ever seen.
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Hi Jade,
This is a wasp mimic moth known as the Squash Vine Borer, Melittia cucurbitae. The larvae bore in the stems of squash, melons and related plants.

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