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

Posted by trudi_d 7, Long Island (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 30, 08 at 13:49

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

Are these friend or foe?

TIA,

Trudi

(This message has been cross-posted at the Winter Sowing Forum.)


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

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


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

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 30, 08 at 20:09

Rx: Flick them into soapy water.


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

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.


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

I don't do anything, in my garden bennies and butterflies have to share the reasources ;-)

T


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