Saturday, April 18, 2009
Ladybugs (known also as Lady Birds) are quite handy little critters in a garden with aphids. Aphids are well known as the enemy of milkweed. A few won't cause harm but they multiply like crazy - those aphids. Once there are more than a few, they can cause harm to your milkweed plants.
Adult lady bugs also eat aphids.
While watching Monarch caterpillars eat milkweed today, I saw the nymph running around. A short while later, it was eating lunch.
Shady Oak Butterfly Farm
Posted by Edith Smith at 9:51 PM