Squash Vine Borer

i searched on your site for this and couldn’t find anything close. This insect was maybe an inch long and seemed to be a wasp to me. I never messed with the color at all, and his legs were real furry like he was wearing chaps. If you could tell me what this is, we would deeply appreciate it. I’m located in Dundas, Ontario, Canada. thanks!!

Hi Valerie,
This is a Clearwing Moth in the Family Sesiidae. We are quite busy right now and do not have the time to identify the exact species, but BugGuide has numerous images. We are already running late for work this morning but we feel obligated to post at least one new letter. Good luck with an exact identification.

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  1. It is a Squash Vine Borer, Melittia cucurbitae.
    They emerge it Michigan when the milkweed (the same as in the picture) is in bloom and are very common as many people have gardens with squash plants.


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