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Of Monarch Eggs, Ladybug Eggs and Oleander Aphids

Monarch eggs are usually one to a leaf, but sometimes Mama Monarch deposits multiple eggs on a single leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you're growing milkweed for the first time--or found some milkweed--and you're trying to figure out how to identify a monarch egg. Monarchs lay...

Monarch eggs are usually one to a leaf, but sometimes Mama Monarch deposits multiple eggs on a single leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch eggs are usually one to a leaf, but sometimes Mama Monarch deposits multiple eggs on a single leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch eggs are usually one to a leaf, but sometimes Mama Monarch deposits multiple eggs on a single leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Find the oleander aphids! Monarch eggs and oleander aphids both occupying a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Find the oleander aphids! Monarch eggs and oleander aphids both occupying a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Find the oleander aphids! Monarch eggs and oleander aphids both occupying a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An egg and a newly emerged caterpillar sharing a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An egg and a newly emerged caterpillar sharing a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An egg and a newly emerged caterpillar sharing a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch egg. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a monarch egg. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch egg. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 4:45 PM
Tags: aphids (44), lady beetles (42), ladybugs (44), milkweed (40), monarch eggs (1), monarchs (46)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Soldier Beetle Foraging on Aphids

A soldier beetle on a yellow rose. (Cell phone photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lady beetles, aka ladybugs, are not the only insects that feed on aphids. So do the soldier beetles, family Cantharidae. They are sometimes...

A soldier beetle on a yellow rose. (Cell phone photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A soldier beetle on a yellow rose. (Cell phone photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A soldier beetle on a yellow rose. (Cell phone photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 5:38 PM
Tags: aphids (44), rose (10), soldier beetle (3)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Cabbage Aphids Do Not Social-Distance

These cabbage aphids,  Brevicoryne brassicae, are not practicing social distancing on this yellow mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Eat your greens," they say. Okay, we don't need any encouragement, but apparently many other folks need a push, a poke or a prod to eat cole crops,...

These cabbage aphids,  Brevicoryne brassicae, are not practicing social distancing on this yellow mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These cabbage aphids, Brevicoryne brassicae, are not practicing social distancing on this yellow mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These cabbage aphids, Brevicoryne brassicae, are not practicing social distancing on this yellow mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of cabbage aphids, Brevicoryne brassicae, on yellow mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of cabbage aphids, Brevicoryne brassicae, on yellow mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of cabbage aphids, Brevicoryne brassicae, on yellow mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 4:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Which One Is Not Like the Other?

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So here are all these milkweed bugs clustered on a showy milkweed leaf, Asclepias speciosa. It's early morning and the red bugs are a real eye...

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Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:08 PM
Tags: aphids (44), Asclepias speciosa (9), Hugh Dingle (16), lady beetle (19), ladybug (21), mlkweed bugs (1), red (3)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Will Milkweed Bugs Eat Aphids?

Yes, milkweed bugs feed on oleander aphids. This is a large milkweed bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus) with an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, they will! Milkweed bugs gained the nickname of "seed eaters" for primarily eating the seeds of milkweed. Actually, they are opportunistic and...

Yes, milkweed bugs feed on oleander aphids. This is a large milkweed bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus) with an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yes, milkweed bugs feed on oleander aphids. This is a large milkweed bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus) with an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, milkweed bugs feed on oleander aphids. This is a large milkweed bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus) with an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:19 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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