Bugs on my camellia
Sorry for the poor photo--I had a hard time getting my phone to focus well enough on the tiny insects. I only noticed their presence this evening, and thought at first that they were aphids. But upon closer inspection, I noticed a few of them had wings, which I'm not sure is a trait that aphids possess? Correct me if I'm wrong.
Some background: I live in Sacramento (9b, I think) and bought this plant from a Home Depot. When I first bought the plant, it was pretty twiggy but has grown noticeably over the month since I've owned it. It's growing in a pot on the balcony and receives some partial sun in the mid-morning, though the last few days have been overcast/rainy. In addition to the bugs, I noticed that some of the top leaves have developed a thin, sticky coating near the base, and the leaves that have the bugs are newer growth and curly. Aside from this, however, the rest of the plant looks fairly healthy.
In addition to this camellia, I've got an Asiatic lily, bougainvillea, and hydrangea that share the sunny/partly sunny corner of the balcony, along with some hellebores, a fern, an unknown woody plant, and some unknown yellow flowers I keep in a window box in the shadier parts. The only noticeable issue I've had with pests was a lone snail that nibbled on one of the hellebores (not sure how it got up into the balcony), and a couple of caterpillars that plagued the yellow flowers (and I am certain came with them when I first purchased the plants). I've picked those off, and otherwise everything else is doing well enough.
Are these bugs something I should be concerned about, and if so, does anyone know how I can get rid of them?
Thanks for the help! I haven't owned/grown plants in forever... partly because I don't seem to have a talent for keeping them alive. However, it's my dream to one day grow a large garden (I can dream...), so I'm trying to start somewhere. :)
x-posted to plants; edited for cuts