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No idea.  Ticks? - Aphis fabae

No idea. Ticks? - Aphis fabae
Federal Way, Washington, USA
May 29, 2004
Found thousands of these clustered like this near the top of thistles. Small, bluish in color. Largest is about 1.5-2mm. Not much activity, very slow moving, even on a warm (90 deg or so) day.

Moved
Moved from Aphids.

ID
Aphis fabae

Aphids
Not sure in the exact species (though there probably is one that mainly lives on thistle), but those are aphids. I've posted a shot of them as well:

They cannot bite you.

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