scale on juniper needles?



hey everyone!
long time lurker first time poster. can anyone help me identify these weird white spots on this juniper? they look like flakey white circles with a small black dot in the middle. as you can see from the pic they are very small. almost impossible to take a picture of.
they seem to be sticking mostly to the needle-like juvenile foliage on this juniper. not so much on the mature foliage. last time i examined this tree closely, it was about a month ago and it was fine. now it seems to be infested with whatever these things are.

Also, I don't see any crawlers...could this be a type of fungus?


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