Milkweed aphids on pink milkweed
And another pick from the pink milkweed
'Hatchlings' .. covering the tip of a Butterfly Weed seed pod
some have developed wings
Aphids on Milkweed - Mid May 2009 - Hammond LA
Braconid wasps (Lysiphlebus testaceipes) have parasitized these milkweed aphids. Notice the papery, light brown, swollen mummies.
Milkweed aphids -- some of them parasitized by the braconid wasp. This is not a happy plant!
With Oncopeltus fasciatus. Copyright of the Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Guide, https://borregowildflowers.org/