Saturday, April 18, 2009

Aphids and Ladybug Nymph

lady bug nymph, lady bird, eating an aphid

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.

lady bug, lady bird, eating a milkweed oleander aphid

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.

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