Scale insect

Scale insect seen through the microscope

Scale insect seen through the microscope

This scale insect is on a stem of our potted grapefruit tree.

It’s actually on the water shoot which shot out of the canopy and was heading for the ceiling before I cut it down.

I couldn’t believe how quickly such intermittently mobile insects had colonised it.

The insect is partly lifted off so as to show up better.

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