Subject: unknown flying insect
Location: central Arkansas NW of Little Rock
May 24, 2015 11:09 am
This insect was in a small group of about 5 or 6 in squash plants. The one I observed was about 15-20mm long and laid one egg on the leaf before moving to another part of the plant. The egg was brown about the size of a small sesame seed. Time frame is Mid-May
Signature: Arkansas Gardener
Dear Arkansas Gardener,
Though it mimics a stinging wasp, this Squash Vine Borer, Melittia cucurbitae, is actually a moth and its larvae are considered pest of squash and other members of the cucurbit family. Additional information is available on BugGuide.