Likely when you think of milkweed, the monarch is the first insect that you would associate with it. However many other bugs take advantage of the plant as well.
|Northern Pearly Eye|
|Red Milkweed Beetle|
The monarchs themselves have been rather scarce so far this year. I have seen only one adult, but have seen several eggs. Each year I raise some monarchs, usually starting them from whatever eggs I can find. The two I have are doing well.