Butterfly Weed
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Butterfly Weed

Anonymous added on September 25, 2015 | Answered

I have black beetles with two orange stripes and a cluster of small insects on my butterfly weed plant. What are they and are they destructive?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 27, 2015

I think you have milkweed bugs (and their young) on your plant. Since they are considered sap-sucking insects, I would not keep them around. Neem oil spray is an effective treatment and safe to use. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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