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A species of cottony scale, most likely Cottony Camellia Scale (Pulvinaria floccifera). Scale insects are closely related to mealy bugs. Only the immature crawler stage is mobile. A crawler is visible at bottom of image. Scales can be serious pests of ornamental and food crops. These were photographed on a bald cypress in Dallas, TX.
Model release not required. Property release not available.