Milkweed alert

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GeorgianBay1939
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Re: Milkweed alert
In reply to Old Listener, 5 months ago

Old Listener wrote:

GeorgianBay1939 wrote:

The pictures you have been posting have been about capturing interesting content. I like such material and I find the people who are content oriented to be good forum companions.

More milkweed photos:

normal milkweed stem

Milkweed stem with a horde of oleander aphids. They tap the stems and leaves for the sap. Too many of them and the plant will die. You can see that several leaves have already turned brown.

Yeah!

Now you've piqued my further interest in milkweeds!   My understanding is that the sap (latex?) of milkweeds is a factor in making the Monarchs toxic to predators.  Would this be true of oleander aphids?

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