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Q.But No Mention Of Ants, Bees, And Those Milkweed – Orange, And Black Bugs. Are Any Of These Harmful To Butterfly EGGS?

Zone 92708 | Anonymous added on July 14, 2021 | Answered

I know Enemy’s of butterflies – (main predators), adult butterflies also have to contend with spiders, wasps, dragonflies, robber flies and crickets. But no mention of ants, bees, & those Milkweed – orange, & black bugs. Are any of these harmful to butterfly EGGS?

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Answered on August 2, 2021

Milkweed bugs will eat monarch eggs as well as the larvae. They also eat aphids so aren't totally without merit.


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