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Name: Michelle
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Mizshelli
Aug 2, 2017 7:17 PM CST
Ok. What are these weird things on my swamp milkweed? They all move at once when they move and they are just strange.....

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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Aug 2, 2017 7:19 PM CST
aphids , I squished a bunch today on my butterfly milkweed
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Aug 2, 2017 7:24 PM CST
I have also had a horrible invasion on my tropical milkweed in my GH.
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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Aug 2, 2017 7:34 PM CST
You can wash aphids off with a strong stream of water. They don't have any way of climbing back up on the plant ... Smiling
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 2, 2017 8:17 PM CST
I agree, Aphids! They used to attack my Tropical Milkweed too:

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 2, 2017 8:21 PM CST
Shudder! I hate seeing any bugs en masse! I can handle a bug or three but more than 5-6 hanging out together they give me the chills. And forget anthills or Cattle bugs. I don't want to even look! Odd, huh?
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Aug 3, 2017 1:46 AM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:Shudder! I hate seeing any bugs en masse! I can handle a bug or three but more than 5-6 hanging out together they give me the chills. And forget anthills or Cattle bugs. I don't want to even look! Odd, huh?


A mild soapy spray really messes them up too. Insects are very watery inside and soap imbalances everything in them.

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