No – I’m not talking about Monarch caterpillars – I’ve had plenty of those.
If you looked at this Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed, in August, you might see quite a few APHIDS on this plant.
The aphids have now disappeared from this plant and another 99 other milkweed plants in my garden.
This happens every year, so it’s a common occurrence.
I’m posting this so that other gardeners won’t freak out in June, July and August when their milkweed is filled with aphids.
I don’t use any pesticides and as a result, there are both pests and predators in the garden and over time, the aphids will be controlled.