What pest is this?

Hello all,
As the weather has warmed up I’ve begun seeing these beetles (?) on both of my Rocky Mountain Junipers. Any idea what they are, are they bad and how do I get rid of them? Thanks!


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What are they doing on your trees, ie are they sucking sap, burrowing into the soil or boring into the wood?

Thanks for the response! Actually the only place is saw them was when they were walking around on the trunk. But I did some more research and I below do they are Cinara - giant conifer aphids. They look the same and have a softer body than a beetle.

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I think your’e right. I’ve just looked on google at phots and yours are there. I would pick off as many as possible then either use a powerful jet of water to knock off the rest or spray with insecticide.