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I have a nice crop of Washington navels coming on. Some of them are affected by some sort of bug that appears to leave its carcass on the outside of the fruit. I have googled pictures of the pests affecting citrus in Australia but I have yet to find anything that looks like what I have of my fruit.
The fruit has been bagged against fruit fly over the warmer months and it has only since we have been removing the bags that we have noticed this pest. I say that the pest seems to leave its carcass on the outside of the fruit as I can see no movement of anything on the fruit. Whatever it is, is easily scraped or brushed off. Does anyone have any idea what it is or could be?
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Brain says...
I believe they are a form of scale. I have them on one of my lemon trees, but they are mostly in the branches surface.

A spray or two of white oil should keep them in control.
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Slicko says...
Thanks Brain....it's certainly difficult to tell with live animal

Mick
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