Ick. I don't know what these are. Big pic of small red bugs.

trudi_dAugust 30, 2008

These are a cluster of red bugs on a developing pod of Swamp Milkweed.

Are these friend or foe?



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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Those are nymphs of the Milkweed Bug. They feed on milkweed plants (and seeds).

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 5:51PM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Rx: Flick them into soapy water.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 8:09PM
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Whether you need do anything at all depends on what you consider that Milkweed. Since these are not going to harm any other plant in the garden there is no real need, necessarily, to do anything.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 7:39AM
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I don't do anything, in my garden bennies and butterflies have to share the reasources ;-)


    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 8:58AM
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