First, I'll set the scene:
Location: South Florida
Temperature: 75°F - 85°F most days
Rain: Had been fairly dry until the last couple days
Affected plant: Mandevilla with yellow flowers
There usually isn't a day that goes by that I don't take a close look at my mandevilla (multiple) in order to guide the vines and such. So, I was surprised to notice this morning these little orange insects on the bottoms of a bunch of leaves that looked like the life was being sucked out of them.
I cut most of the leaves they'd infested and hit the rest of the plants with some high-pressure water to hopefully knock off some of the remaining insects and the little black specs (eggs?) that accompanied them.
After that, I sprayed a combo of water and Dawn soap around the affected areas.
What are these little guys, and what's the best way to keep them in check?