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Plant Identification: SOLVED: HELP! Ugly bugs on my poor little milkweed!

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FLSuncoast
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 6, 2002
1:51 AM

Post #43188

Can anyone tell me what these uglies are and how to get rid of them without chemicals? These are 4 yellow milkweeds that are new cuttings and are now under attack!

Thanks in advance,

Annie & Mike
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Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

September 6, 2002
1:54 AM

Post #348176

Yellow peach aphids, yuck!!! Just squish as many as you can and rinse what's left off with soapy water. This is a good larval food for the Monarch Butterfly, so check for baby monarchs first. I kept meaning to spray mine, kept forgetting. I went out one day and the baby ladybugs(they look like little dragons) were eating them(aphids) all up!!
Amaryllisgal
High Springs, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 6, 2002
12:59 PM

Post #348493

Thanks for posting this - they're all over my milkweed, too and I've been wondering what to do about them!

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