bug ID

Asked September 12, 2017, 9:17 PM EDT

I saw one of these on a nearby Asclepius tuberosa plant a couple of days ago and today they are clustered in huge groups on a this grass. What are they? Beneficial or harmful?

Howard County Maryland insect identification milkweed bugs milkweed has insects asclepius tuberosa insects

1 Response

These are milkweed bugs, both adult and nymph stages They usually do not warrant control measures but here is a good resource about them: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advi...