Help me please! I have to get rid of these!
Based on the coloration and shape of the pest and the host plant, my best guess is that you're looking at Hyalopterus pruni (or the Mealy Plum Aphid).
- Note: the scientific name of this species has changed at least 21 times!
Photo by Jack Kelly Clark
- Looks like this person also found this species of aphids on a black cherry tree if you want to see more picture.
Wingless adult aphids are pale green with three dark green longitudinal stripes on their backs. Their bodies are covered with a white, mealy wax. [source].
See this University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources site for management suggestions.
Biological: lady beetles, lacewings, or soldier flies
Organic: biological control + sprays of neem oil
Pesticides (typically not needed): Phosmet, Diazinon, and others in the fall; neem oil, flonicamid and others in the spring.
Just because an aphid shares a name with an individual plant (e.g., the green peach aphid mentioned in the comments) doesn't mean that the species is limited to just that plant or that any aphid found on said host is that species. Many aphids feed on a wide range of host plants, so limiting your host to an individual species doesn't necessarily rule out a wide range of pests. However, it is not uncommon for an aphid species to stick to a single genus, narrow set of genera, or narrow set of families of host plants.