Predators abound on the milkweed plant.
Voracious ladybug larvae. I'm pretty sure these are convergent lady beetles.
This guy* is a size bigger now. He can eat more aphids. (That's his old skin next to him that he just shed.)
Momma lacewing knew exactly what she was doing when she planted her egg-stalks on this leaf.
Underneath the leaf, aphids are unaware of the trouble to come.
* I don't know if it's really a "guy" I just use the male gender by default.