weird bugs taking over balcony plants
i'm new here.
here's my story: I planted some plants on my balcony, morning glory, sweet peas, those trailing orange plants i forget the name of....anyway, i left on vacation and came back and i noticed that these odd bugs took over my plants. There;s tons of eggs around and bug poop. They sort of look like a lady big, red and blach, but they're stripey..horizontally..and they live on the leafs and sit there until they die. It's curved and when it dies the red stripes turn orange and then they eventually turn all black and fall away piece by piece. But it's like they're stuck to the leaf. I tried to flick them off but they won't budge if they're older. The young ones fell off. Gross. Never seen those before.
What are they??