worms on my apple tree leaves

Wayland, MA(Zone 6a)

are these apple midges? and will neem or captain jacks dead bug be the best to control them ?
thanks for your help
laurawege

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Minot, ND

These do not look like apple (leaf curl) midge larvae. Are they feeding on the surface of the leaves or within the leaf tissue? If the latter, Neem or an insecticidal soap may work. If they are within the leaf tissue, bout all you can do is to pick off and destroy the infested leaves. By the way, "...there are no known effective chemical control methods for leaf midge in organic apple production." - https://apples.ahdb.org.uk/apple-leaf-midge.asp

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