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Grape Vine Borer? - Cimbex americanus - female

Grape Vine Borer? - Cimbex americanus - Female
Antelope County, Nebraska, USA
June 15, 2015
Hello,
We were visiting Grove Lake near Neligh, Nebraska (Northeast Nebraska) last June and I found this amazing guy on a grape leaf in an area with a lot of grapevines. The grapes had just started to set fruit. He was very tame and sat for a long time while I tried to get some clear photos. I apologize for any fuzziness. I can't see very well with my new glasses.

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Grape Vine Borer? - Cimbex americanus - female Grape Vine Borer? - Cimbex americanus - female Grape Vine Borer? - Cimbex americanus - female

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Moved from ID Request.

Elm Sawfly (female)…
See reference here.

 
Elm Sawfly
Thank you, Ross! I have to admit, this one had me flummoxed. Thanks for adding the link to resources. I'm so excited to see this beautiful new insect.
So, it was just a coincidence that she was on the grape leaf? This was at the edge of deep woods.

 
Right...
The larvae feed on a number of hosts, but grape does not appear to be one of them.

 
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The nice thing about her was that she really didn't care that she was modeling for me. I had the lens right up to her and she was like, "meh". I have a short video of her walking.

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