Subject: Never seen one of these
Geographic location of the bug: Central New York
Time: 03:25 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Saw this on my cone flowers. Looks like a wasp with fuzzy legs but the mouth parts looked more like a butterfly than a wasp.
How you want your letter signed: Andy K
Most of the images submitted to our site of Squash Vine Borers are of females laying eggs on squash or pumpkin plants. It is nice to get an image of one feeding. Squash Vine Borers are Clearwing Moths in the family Sesiidae, and many members of the family mimic wasps for protection.