What can these bugs be?

February 23, 2011

On a tree-trunk in J P Nagar, I found these rather beautiful bugs:

190211 bugs tree jpngr

Some of them, Carolyn noticed, had swollen up, too:

swollen bgs 200211

Here is a slightly closer view of them….

bugs on tree jpngr  200211

Are they larvae? Are they some kind of aphids? I’d love to know…