Tiny shield-like bug- what is this?

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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.

Thumbnail by Dinu
Minot, ND

Looks like one of the wax scale insects in the genus Ceroplastes - see http://arthurevans.wordpress.com/2010/09/19/tipping-the-scales/ for an example.

Colima, Mexico(Zone 11)

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.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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

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