MILKWEED POLLINATORS

Swamp Milkweed attracts Yellowjackets, but NOT Honeybees . Butterfly Milkweed attracts mostly Honeybees (this is based on my observations over several years). Below are photos and videos of those pollinating insects. I also have yet to observe any Bumblebees on milkweed plants.

Yellowjackets are attracted to Swamp Milkweed flowers, but NOT to Butterfly Milkweed flowers. - Aug. 10, 2018
Yellowjackets are attracted to Swamp Milkweed flowers, but NOT to Butterfly Milkweed flowers. – Aug. 10, 2018
More Honeybees in Butterfly Milkweed - July 25, 2014
More Honeybees in Butterfly Milkweed – July 25, 2014
Close up of white Swamp Milkweed blooms with a parasitic tachinid fly on them - July 25, 2014
Close up of white Swamp Milkweed blooms with a parasitic tachinid fly on them – July 25, 2014
Bald-faced Hornet on Asclepias Incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) - Stratford, PEI - Aug. 14, 2018
Bald-faced Hornet on Asclepias Incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) – Stratford, PEI – Aug. 14, 2018
Butterfly Milkweed flowers are visited by Honeybees - Summer 2011
Butterfly Milkweed flowers are visited by Honeybees – Summer 2011

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