orange bug id?
Location: Dallas, TX
May 16, 2011 11:08 am
I found this orange and black bug on my squash plants this morning. I’m in Dallas, Texas. Can you identify it?
Signature: Misty

Squash Vine Borer

Hi Misty,
Though it looks like a wasp, the Squash Vine Borer,
Melittia cucurbitae, is actually a moth.

Well, that will teach me for hesitating to kill an insect that looks interesting.  It was quite pretty, but it’s gonna die if I see it again.  Thanks very much!!!! 🙂

Location: Texas

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