Subject: Strange bug group on plant leaves
Location: Massachusetts
October 6, 2013 5:29 pm
Hello there, a plant in my garden has hundreds of these walking orange like bugs with legs in groups on the stem and on the underside of this plant only in my garden, possibly just hatched and it looks like mom is watching over them in one of the pictures ? What bug is this? Thank you
Signature: Bmac in Boston

Oleander Aphids

Oleander Aphids

Hi Bmac,
You have an infestation of Oleander Aphids,
Aphis nerii.  They suck the sap from plants in the dogbane family, including oleander, milkweed and hoya.  These plants have milky sap.  They are also called Milkweed Aphids.  See BugGuide for additional information.  You might want to hose them off the plant as they can cause damage if they are plentiful.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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