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Orange bodied wasp with very thick hind legs - Melittia cucurbitae

Orange bodied wasp with very thick hind legs - Melittia cucurbitae
Bedford County, Virginia, USA
August 3, 2014
Size: Approx. 2 cm
Seen on basil flowers. Has extremely thick, chunky orange- or copper-colored hind leg segments. Squared off wing tips.

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Moved from ID Request.

Looks like
Squash vine borer- Melittia cucurbitae

Clearwing moth of some kind.
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