These are wolly adelgids. They are similar to aphids. It comes down to body shape and antennae length. You say aphid I say adelgid. (Maybe that's funny if you're an entomologist.) The white stuff is not the actual insect. It's a waxy substance they cover themselves in. Adelgids / Aphids are very interesting creatures. Especially when it comes to ways to protect themselves.
This is very similar to another photo I have in which the egg is in a mushroom. I don't know what it goes to. It's interesting.
I like this shot. The flow of the water. The lighting. I realize it's not insect related, but I just couldn't cut it from today's entry.
This is an unknown butterfly. I'm guessing it belongs to the Satyridae family. I should know it. I know I've seen pictures of it. But I couldn't find one on the internet today.
Technically all these photos belong. I took them while on a hike up the Sypes Canyon Trail. It was teeming with life.