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What is this pest?

 
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Tiny red/brown with white leg like structures, though they don’t seem to move. Any idea what they are?
I caught them on pomegranate and red oak leaves.
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It looks like a fungus but I need to know the size of the structure. But it could be a mite. I also need to know the following:

What has the weather been like the last few months?

Do the structures grow in sun light or shade?

 
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I believe it is Chinese Wax Scale.

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It has been a very dry year altogether. Not extremely hot considering what it could be around here, but quite warm and dry. They first showed up on the pomegranate leaves during the summer.
On the first picture you can see my thumb, for size. I would say 1mm.
The pomegranate is on a balcony and those leaves get sun everyday.
 
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I was reading a bit on the suggested Ceroplastes sinensis and it says they’re quite common innovative trees. It could make sense because around our building there are a lot of uncared for orange trees.
I was also reading I shouldn’t be too worried with them unless there’s a huge invasion. What do you think?
 
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scraping (finger nail) or soaping (warm soapy water) are the two best methods I've found for removing scale critters.
 
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