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is this a scale bug (northern Taiwan nursery plant)

is this a scale bug (northern Taiwan nursery plant)

is this a scale bug (northern Taiwan nursery plant)

is this a scale bug (northern Taiwan nursery plant)

These appeared on three small, similar houseplants I bought about a month earlier at a nursery. There were dozens. I physically removed a few and just pruned stems that had many, and put the clippings in a plastic container with some water to keep an eye on them.

I noticed that they moved around each day and saw one moving in real time. Included are some top-side closeups and some from below through the wall of the plastic container.

Location is northern Taiwan in April, but since the source is a nursery they could be from elsewhere perhaps.

They're about 3 to 4 mm long, and all white. They are white, fuzzy and "pill-shaped" with little fuzzy extensions around their edges. From below they have six (short?) brown legs that are hidden when looking from above.

Question(s):

  • Are these little white fuzzy insects "scale"?
  • If so, what species and what is their lifecycle like? (should I be looking in the soil for the next generation?)
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