Squash Vine Borer

Subject: Help ID this bug
Location: Imperial, Pennsylvania
July 31, 2016 6:36 am
I found this bug sitting on a zucchini leaf in my garden, in late July. I’ve been asking around and looking online and cannot find anything similar. I would really appreciate any help you could provide in identifying this bug!
Signature: Page

Squash Vine Borer
Squash Vine Borer

Dear Page,
This Squash Vine Borer is a moth that mimics a wasp, and a species whose larvae bore in the stems of squash and related plants, including zucchini.  The boring activity of the larvae will limit the production of the plant, possibly even causing the plant to wither an die.

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