I have a two year old Dwarf Meyer Lemon plant that I repotted this past spring. Today, I noticed that there was white, flat, cottony colonies on some of the leaves (top and underneath) and some parts of the branches (mainly situated on branches that contained leaves nearby). I decided to get a wet papertowel and wipe off the leaves. As I was doing this, it looked like some of the "colonies" had some 1/8" chunks that looked like developing pests or perhaps moltings. Then I noticed the whitest bug I've ever seen and tried to catch it and kill it, but the thing moved like lightening! I think it had wings too. It appeared to be a spikey furry all over and I noticed that the body was sectioned into two, the head and body cavities.
So I found another white bug that and took a picture. I've included some additional pics that I thought might be pertinent to diagnosing the pest. My plant seems to be doing just fine though.
Does anyone know what this is? I want to properly identify it so I can take proper action to get rid of it.
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