Ok, looks like another phase in the never ending pest wars for me. It never ends - as soon as I think I've got the upper hand, I find a new bug. I just finished an epic battle with mites that lasted several months. Thought I'd enjoy a break, but nope. Today I see tons of these little things crawling around. Not actually on my plants, but in the basins below where my runoff goes and where I have some LFS for humidity. Like I said - tons of these things!
At first glance, I thought they were yet more more mites. To the naked eye I couldn't discern even the legs. The biggest looked like the period at the end of this sentence. But, I got a couple macro shots and zoomed in, and this is what it revealed:
I haven't seen this pest before. I'm guessing it's an aphid of some sort, but want some second opinions. So what do you think it is?