Subject: Moth or Wasp?
Geographic location of the bug: NY- Finger Lakes Region
Time: 07:34 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I grew up chasing insects and all manner of critters around UNY and have rarely been surprised. Is this a Wasp Moth? The geography doesn’t seem to fit. It has been around and in my garden for a week and I want to make sure it isn’t dangerous to my children.
How you want your letter signed: Nate
Please disregard. I found it on my pumpkins and searched it out through a pests page and determined it was a Squash Vine Borer.
Your identification of the Squash Vine Borer is absolutely correct.
Thanks! Very much appreciated. Never had them in the garden growing up and never had I seen them in my town.