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Agrijoe
0150
South Africa

March 13, 2013
4:01 AM

Post #9447730

Small, 1-2mm insect, very immobile

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9447884

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scale_insect
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

March 13, 2013
7:44 AM

Post #9447906

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

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2013
9:09 AM

Post #9447985

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

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