Is this an aphid?

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I've only seen the purple variety in my yard, so I'm not sure if this is an aphid or not. But whatever these are they are lterally making a b line for my azalea. One after another crawling into the box and up the trunk.
 

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It looks unnecessary to the fit and finish of your bonsai,probably it's sense of ethics is rudimentary too.

I would spray and marvel at the throes of death.
 

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It looks unnecessary to the fit and finish of your bonsai,probably it's sense of ethics is rudimentary too.

I would spray and marvel at the throes of death.

What'd you do, take a writing class once?...sheeesh..lol. A simple, "Yea it's an aphid" would've sufficed..lol.
 

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I'm not that familiar with aphids,especially foreign aphids.

You can squash them,pluck them leaf and all,or spray them.
 

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It doesn't look like an aphid to me, from the picture, but I'm not 100% sure.

If you're also seeing "honeydew" on the leaves (shiny, sticky; excrement with only-partly-digested sugars,) I'd play it safe and roll out the insecticidal soap.
 

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It doesn't look like an aphid to me, from the picture, but I'm not 100% sure.

If you're also seeing "honeydew" on the leaves (shiny, sticky; excrement with only-partly-digested sugars,) I'd play it safe and roll out the insecticidal soap.

They don't really act like aphids either. They are quick, when I try to kill them they scoot pretty good. I believe aphids pretty much just stay put don't they? These guys are quite active.
 

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From what I've seen, yeah, aphids tend to stay put, sucking away at your plant's life juices!

Almost looks like the nymph (juvenile) stage of something; maybe a member of the order Diptera.

Is there an Extension office in your city/town? They may be able to help, and they have nothing to sell you!
 

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Thanks for the idea. Just sent the pciture to the Cornell Cooperative Extension. I used them before with help indentifying an orchid that groes in my yard.
 

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