Milkweed Tussock Moth - good or bad

Asked August 6, 2017, 5:38 PM EDT

Are these Milkweed Tussock Moths eating on my swamp milkweed? Is it is problem insect? Right now they are sharing the plant with a monarch caterpillar.

Frederick County Maryland milkweed milkweed tussock moth caterpillar

1 Response

This tussock moth caterpillar is native. If you have enough of the milkweed plant for all to feed on, it is okay to leave them be.