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    Yup, that would be the shed skin of aphids. That sucks, they can be very difficult to get ride of. Neem or a CP safe pesticide will do the trick. You need to spray the plants religiously with what ever you use. If you look closely (or wait until they get larger) you'll see little green bugs. They look kinda like very small crickets. They blend in really well but I think I can pick a few out in the pic. More then likely they came with the plant.
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    make sure you douse the soil as well to get rid of any eggs and bugs there as well, def. seperated it from the rest of ur plants in the meanwhile.

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    Very true. Always treat the soil too. If it were me I would leave the plant where it is and treat all plants. They have likely spread ( you have found them on one other plant already). Treating everything ensures they don't just hop plants.

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    make sure you douse the soil as well to get rid of any eggs and bugs there as well, def. seperated it from the rest of ur plants in the meanwhile.
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    If I ever see any sort of pest, I insta-pesticide the plant and at least 5 pots/plants around it just to be sure, for at least a month if not two, religiously, once a week.

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    A nice high-res close-up clearly showing the culprit pests would be good. I agree with other earlier posters, that they may be whitefly or possibly cast-off aphid skins (exoskeletons). Neither are very good, and can be disastrous for the D. capensis plants.
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    Here is a good pic of aphids and their shed skin.

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    Frilleon...that's what my nightmares are made out of ...where's the smiley for I just peed in my pants...

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    My goodness, they are absolutely SWARMing...

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