Asked August 31, 2018, 2:24 PM EDT

What kind of insects are these? Are they good or bad? They are only on our orange butterfly weed. Thank you

Charles County Maryland native butterfly weed milkweed bug insect or spider id

1 Response

These are the early lifestage of the Milkweed Bug.
Here are some photos: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/Gardening_Handbook/PDF-files/GH-083--large-milkweed-bu...

They don't usually need to be controlled unless you have a lot and are trying to save seed for future use. If so, you can hand pick and put in soapy water or squish.