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    They sure do look like aphids to me as well. I had purchased a Sarracenia purpurea from a local shop and found out a few weeks later that the greenhouse they were in had an aphid infestation and that my S. purpurea was also infested. I tried to remove them by hand, actually squashing them in my fingers and against the plant. This seemed to work in the beginning, but they soon appeared in large numbers. I ended up submerging the plant in a bucket of water for 3 days. This took care of the problem.

    From your photo, they do not have wings so they do not appear to be on the move. However, they may have come from another plant in the area. Keep an eye out for other plants with aphids.
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    I think they look like aphids and I agree with Nick. The submerging the plant for a day or two is not going to hurt the plant, but it will hurt the aphids, most likely. Best of all, it's chemical free and ....mostly cost free as well.

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    Bring in a Ping!!!!!!!!!!
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    Captain, Do pings eat aphids?
    That would be an easy solution for me.
    Since the burmanni is flowering, I hesitate to submerge it at this time.

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    Is Sevin available there? I use this powdered insecticide with sundews and it kills aphids without harming the plants.

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