Insects–including insect pollinators!–flock to milkweed!
Monarch laying her eggs.
The caterpillars will feed on the leaves and the butterflies on the nectar.
Large Milkweed bugs, which look like this as juveniles and…
and this as adults.
Aphids, which draw in…
Not to be confused with the Milkweed Leaf Beetle, which eats the leaves, not their pests.
Of course with all this bug activity, you will see spiders.
And even ants!
Of course, the insect most humans are interested in these days: Honeybees.
But don’t forget the native bumblebees!
There is room enough for both on these hundreds of little flowers!
Plant milkweed as an anchor for insects your garden!