I’m apparently on a roll with critters that are considered pests in the garden or at leasts things I don’t particularly care for when it comes to gardening. I’ve got two more examples. First is a very small grasshopper that was on my Cassia tree which is one of the host plants for the Sulphur Butterflies. You can’t really tell from the picture because I was using a macro lens on my camera, but this guy was very small. However, what he may lack in size, he can more than make up for when it comes to eating leaves from my plants.
The second pest I’m going to highlight is the very common Milkweed Bug. If you have Milkweed to attract Monarchs you are going to have these bugs as well. They don’t do any specific harm to the Monarch caterpillars, but they do tend to suck the juice out of the Milkweed plants.
Just like for the Assassin bug, I squash these guys with long tweezers. It’s my own version of Organic Pest Control.