Aphid clearance on Swamp Milkweed by several critters?

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Aphid clearance on Swamp Milkweed by several critters?

LInsectGardener
My Swamp milkweed had a heavy infestation of orange aphids a few days ago.  Today the aphids are gone, succeeded by a lady beetle larva but also quite a few other things I can't identify.  Are there tiny ants in the photos? there's a scale-like shiny thing--larva of something else?

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LInsectGardener
I guess the pics didn't upload.  May ry again later...
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LInsectGardener
That one worked, I think I'll try another, maybe better
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Bug Eric
I cannot resolve enough detail here to be able to tell you what the other insects are.  Aphids do attract ants, which come for the liquid waste (honeydew) secreted by the aphids.  A lot of other insects like aphid honeydew, too:  wasps, bees, flies, some beetles....
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LInsectGardener
Thanks for trying!

On Aug 14, 2017, at 6:50 PM, Bug Eric [via Your Bug Questions] <[hidden email]> wrote:

I cannot resolve enough detail here to be able to tell you what the other insects are.  Aphids do attract ants, which come for the liquid waste (honeydew) secreted by the aphids.  A lot of other insects like aphid honeydew, too:  wasps, bees, flies, some beetles....


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