Subject: What is this?
Location: New York, ny
June 22, 2015 12:11 pm
I saw this bug sitting in my strawberry patch.
What is it?
Do you have squash or melon plants near the strawberries? This wasp mimic is actually a moth called the Squash Vine Borer. The female lays her eggs on the vines of squash and other members of the family and the larvae bore in the stems, often causing the plants to wither and die. The Squash Vine Borer will not harm your strawberries.