Can anyone identify this insect?

0150, South Africa

Small, 1-2mm insect, very immobile

Thumbnail by Agrijoe
Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I wonder if that might be a scale insect? They are in the super family Coccoidea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scale_insect

Minot, ND

It is indeed a scale insect, likely in the genus Ceroplastes - http://www.biodiversidadvirtual.org/insectarium/data/media/9234/Ceroplastes_sinensis_182406.2.jpg

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Yea! I'm in the right church....grin

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