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Mealy bug ?

Mealy bug ?
Manteca, San joaquin County, California, USA
August 26, 2007
Size: 1/4 "
This fuzzy fellow is infesting the bark crevices of my Tallow tree ... I am sure he is a bad bug for the tree's sake . I flipped him over to take a photo of his underbelly . Is this a larvae stage of some beetle or is it full grown ? Thanks for any help in it's identification ... should I take evasive action on it before it spreads ? Sincerely , Beth

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Mealy bug ? Mealy bug ?

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