What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Bug ID
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
November 8, 2012 2:09 am
Hi Bugman, spotted these today making a meal of a woody perennial. They were attached to the stems. It’s spring time moving towards summer here at the moment.
Signature: Steve

Scale tended by Ant

Hi Steve,
You should try to eradicate these Scale insects that are being tended and spread by Ants.  Scale Insects are sedentary relatives of Aphids, Cicadas, True Bugs and Hoppers in the order Hemiptera.  They can be easily removed by hand, but the gardener must be vigilant against reinfestation.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: New Zealand
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