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Insect and Spider Identification: Tiny shield-like bug- what is this?

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(Zone 10a)

March 13, 2014
7:42 AM

Post #9788691

Till now, I had not seen this in my garden. Today, I noticed it on my Sauropus plant. I removed it from the leaf and took pictures of it. In this collage, I added an inset showing my thumb for scale.

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Minot, ND

March 13, 2014
8:22 AM

Post #9788712

Looks like one of the wax scale insects in the genus Ceroplastes - see for an example.


(Zone 11)

March 13, 2014
11:25 AM

Post #9788819

Hi Dinu! I had that bug last year in large numbers. My method of control was to carry a small open container to catch them as i flicked them off the branches and leaves . My gosh, they were everywhere and multiplied quickly. I haven't seen any this year so far, but now that you remind me, i'll keep an eye out.


(Zone 10a)

March 31, 2014
10:11 AM

Post #9801950

Flap, thanks. The example is indeed a close one.
vitrsna, I did not find that again.

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