Can anybody identify this bug?
I always get an infestation of these bugs about this time of year. They are about the size of aphids and prefer the tender growth at the tops of the plants. So I originally assumed they must be some kind of red aphid. But the controls I use for the green type don't work on them. Besides, it recently occurred to me that they move much faster than aphids do. And about the only plants they don't seem to like are my roses--which would be a bit strange for aphids!