Pests are ravaging my Purpleleaf Sandcherry
For the past 2 or 3 weeks now, my beautiful Purpleleaf Sandcherry (which was bought and planted almost 6 weeks ago) has been under attack by a specific type of bug/pest:
Can you identify exactly what type of bug/pest this is so that I can get the appropriate pesticide for it? I tried one Safer's pesticide that I had from last year but it didn't work at all. Then I borrowed BugX from a friend but I am not sure that has made any difference as today morning I saw three more of these bugs.
Between this bug's attack and a fungus, my purpleleaf sandcherry is in miserable shape. Right after we planted it it underwent a vigorous stage of growth and we were extremely pleased. But now its looking visibly miserable!
Also, please feel free to recommend any home-brew organic fungicide and/or pesticide to try on my sandcherry. I am not thrilled at the idea of getting a chemical pesticide.
Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of the bugs