Aphid (?sp)

Actual size 2mm, Lancashire UK

Canon EOS 300D and MP-E 65mm, f/16, 1/160 with fill in flash

Of the aphid family, but of uncertain species. Aphids are an example of homopteran bugs, and all are plant feeders.  Like flamingos aphids can take their colour from their food.  The flowers on this plant were purple.