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never seen before - Pulvinariella mesembryanthemi

never seen before - Pulvinariella mesembryanthemi
Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
May 13, 2008
The green spots you see around the specimens are aphid\spider like things. there was a black fly with a green dot between its wings that was so small I didn't see it until I put the plant piece under the microscope.I opened one of the pods and when I went to pull it off the leaf the white fiber was web like. I opened the pod and inside seemed possibly to be eggs of sort ?? or not sure didn't take a pic, I will if you want. Its real hard to get a good image thru the scope\camera combo I'm using LOL. anyway tried to get a pic of the fly but it is rather camera shy. LOL thank you so much for your time I wait to here back.

Pulvinariella mesembryanthemi

Moved
Moved from Cottony Scales.

It looks like Pulvinariella m
It looks like Pulvinariella mesembryanthemi, a coccidae which develops on the plant Carpobrotus

Moved

Coccidae
For me, they look more like Pulvinaria sp.

Scale insects
Those are egg sacs of scale insects, something like this:

Reminds us of
Cottony Cushion Scale, see

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