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Bugman,
This guy flew into my garden, he was about 3/4 of an inch in length.
Any idea what he is?
Thank you,
Jenny Brinker
Cincinnati, Ohio

Hi Jenny,
This is one of the Wasp Moths from the Family Sesiidae. More specifically, it is the Squash Vine Borer, Melittia satyriniformis. The larvae bore into squash and pumpkin vines, eating out the pith and causing the plants to die. The adults mimic wasps as a protective coloration.

Oh. That’s not good. I have pumpkin plants growing!! Thank you so much for the information. So know I know he is a BAD guy! Thanks again, Jenny

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