milkweed pests and diseases
Still, I don’ know why she lived only about a week.
I have the last group–six chrysalides–ready to eclose in the next day or two. Other birds, rodents, wasps, parasitoids, dragonflies, mantids and even automobiles will kill or injure adult butterflies. Cut back affected areas and discard…don’t compost! Posted: June 15, 2017. A better way of long-term pest management is not to manage them, but to spread out milkweed patches and plant different species of mw….and, of course, bringing in a few to raise indoors. Is that the weevil doing that or just the way the milkweed is growing?