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friend or foe?

Posted by rox146 none (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 22:31

found this guy lurking about this afternoon....what is it? spent a lot of time at the very center of the new growth....roxanne

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RE: friend or foe?

  • Posted by mksmth oklahoma 7a (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 22:46

Milkweed bug. Won't hurt your plants unless of course you grow milkweed on purpose. There is a milkweed assassin bug that is more beneficial for eating pests. Its the same coloring but a little different.


This post was edited by mksmth on Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 22:55

RE: friend or foe?

mahalos mike

RE: friend or foe?

my wife raises and releases Monarch butterflies which lay eggs on our milkweed so we have many of these milkweed bugs. They do not bother my plumerias but love the seed pods of the milkweed plant. They are crushed around here.

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