Milkweed Plants
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Milkweed for butterflies

Zone 9-10 | Gay added on May 6, 2017 | Answered

I found orange and black flying bugs eating my milkweeds. What can I use to get rid of them but not hurt the butterflies? Also, the leaves are covered in a white substance. Is that normal? Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 7, 2017

Milkweed bugs are generally considered a beneficial insect, but in some cases a large infestation can become an issue.
This link has more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/milkweed/milkweed-bug-control.htm

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