Squash Vine Borer from Ontario

Subject:  Garden bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Guelph Ontario Canada
Date: 07/16/2022
Time: 01:15 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This guy was flying around cucumber and zucchini plants mid day in full hot sun
Very cool bug of sorts. Had no interest in us. Didn’t see stopping at any flower just leaf to leaf. Never landing long
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks!

Squash Vine Borer

This is a Squash Vine Borer, a moth that resembles a wasp  The female lays eggs on the stems of squash, pumpkins, melons and other curcurbits.  When the larvae hatch they bore into the stems, potentially killing the plants.

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