Squash Vine Borer

Subject:  Moth or Wasp?
Geographic location of the bug:  NY- Finger Lakes Region
Date: 07/04/2018
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.
Nate Vitale

Squash Vine Borer

Dear Nate,
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.

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