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Squash Vine Borers - Melittia cucurbitae

Squash Vine Borers - Melittia cucurbitae
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 14, 2010
I saw a yellow squash plant had saw dust on it near its base. Knowing this was most likely a SVB, I cut it open, and found a tiny one. Since I had already most likely killed the plant, I looked for more and found this large one. I brought some of the stem indoors for later photos. When I came back, I saw there were two more larvae that had apparently come out of the stem, which shows that this plant was severely infested with them.

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