milkweed bugs

Asked July 27, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT

I have the milkweed caterpillar. I also have pin head size objects on the top of the leaves of my milkweed plants. Some are black and some are sort of a tan color. They appear to be some sort of egg. What are these eggs?? if bad, what should I do to get rid of them

Frederick County Maryland insect issues

1 Response

Are the pinhead size objects in a random pattern on the leaf, or do they appear in a cluster or pattern? Are the objects standing up on their side or are they flat on the leaf? If they are random and flat, it is most likely frass (insect excrement). If they are in a uniform pattern and standing up, they are most likely eggs.