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Melon Thrips on Tropical Milkweed
Melon Thrips Thrips palmi will attack plants other than melon plants!

Photos of melon thrips and thier effect on milkweed are below.

Chemical sprays can be used for melon thrips but when these chemicals are used, a caterpillar eating the plant will die.
The company which makes the chemical states that it is safe for caterpillars within about four days.
In a closed greenhouse with UV protection poly covering, those four days can stretch to well over eight weeks.
Melon Thrips
Melon Thrips and Monarch Eggs
The effect of a major infestation of melon thrips.