Help ID Pest?

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  1. Naper_Dan

    Naper_Dan New Seed

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    Hello,

    Can anyone help with ID of these bugs? They showed up recently on my newly planted heliopsis. Possible treatment?

    Thank You.
     

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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I believe that they are red aphids-- ( Uroleucon pseudambrosiae ).
     
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    Odif Young Pine

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    Wow Great picture.
     
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    Naper_Dan New Seed

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    Thanks for your help with ID. I took my garden hose and sprayed them away. Hopefully, this solves the issue. I’ll monitor closely.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Yep Red Aphids....no need to worry about them. They attract beneficial insects to the garden who eat them and pollinate other plants
     
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    Naper_Dan New Seed

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    Funny you mentioned it, after I sprayed it with the hose I stayed around for a bit. I noticed a wasp flew by the plant, I am assuming it was looking for those aphids. He specifically looked around the spot where they were hanging around. By the way the bigger aphids returned about an hour later, I just squished them with my fingers to help the plant out. See what happens in few days.
     
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