Identification of orange insect eating milkweed

Asked June 11, 2020, 8:03 PM EDT

Hi! Can you identify this insect? There are several consuming my milkweed.

Maryland

3 Responses

Hi - We did not receive your photos. Can your try attaching them again, please?
On milkweed, you might be seeing Large Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus). Here is an article about them.
https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/2018/09/26/theyre-orange-and-black-and-not-butterflies-whats-eating-my-milkweed-plant/

Christa

Please see the photo. Thanks!

These are the larvae of swamp milkweed leaf beetles. Here's an excellent resource for all milkweed pests, including this one: https://wimastergardener.org/article/common-milkweed-insects/

Ellen