Archive for August 18th, 2012

Aphids on Milkweed

We have a fine patch of milkweed in the back yard that attracts & nourishes the Monarch butterfly fleet. One of the plants also attracted a dense aphid population:

Aphids on milkweed

Aphids on milkweed

They’re pretty much featureless orange blobs, although the one on the edge of the leaf at the upper right does show off its legs & antennae:

Aphids on milkweed - detail

Aphids on milkweed – detail

Where are the ladybugs when you need them?