Wow! Coming back from this morning’s walk, I notice a weird, long, and seemingly two-headed bug on one of the milkweed plants. I realize that this must be two bugs, mating. Went inside to get iphone camera, and came back out. Now the mating insect(s) were on one of the milkweed pods, in the midst of tiny red bugs, which I figured must be their babies.
True? I looked it up. Yes, this is the “milkweed bug.” According to this expert opinion, no need to” interact,” just let the bug do its thing, as it’s not so much a “threat” as a “nuisance” to the milkweed itself.
Actually, I wonder if maybe the milkweed bug has a greater role in the web of life? Without it, what else would be missing? What cascade of unintended consequences would follow? We are so ignorant of nature’s mysterious, multivalent, multidimensional ways. No matter how much we think we know, we are fools to think we can ever “figure it all out.”
But it sure is fun trying, eh?