Just the other day I caught this Squash Borer Moth laying eggs on my patty pan squash and cucumbers! I did not know what it was at the time but did observe her laying eggs on the stems of both (not underneath the leaves).
The eggs match the color of this moth! They are tiny red discs the size of a pin prick. I picked off what eggs I could see on the stems with a tweezers after observing her for awhile. Her wings were clear though dark in color, and in flight she reminded me of a Hawk Moth so I looked up clearwing in the index of my Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America to narrow down my search.
I can’t say that I was happy to meet this moth in my cucumber and squash patch which, so far, amazingly has survived the ravenous appetites of the rabbit herd. On the other hand, I am always happy to come across a new sighting in my garden and one that I feel fairly confident in identifying. Squash Borer Moth will be added to my insect sighting list.