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I have the exact same problem with Olive!
She has little clusters of scabs behind both ears and in her armpits, but nowhere else on her body. They aren't bug bites or punctures, just weird little scabs.
I think I figured out what caused them, though, and now they're starting to go away.
Olive is a swimmer. I cannot keep her out of the water. We don't have a pool at home, but I take her to the beach a lot, to the dog park (which has a little pool) and to a river nearby to swim.
After swimming, I noticed that behind her ears and her belly seem to take forever to dry - especially the 2 areas where she's getting these scabs. It seems that the water is softening the skin behind her ears and armpits and is irritating her. Then, when she scratches, it tears the skin, causing a little scab to form.
So, I've been using a small towel to dry her ears and armpits off really well after she swims, so that the skin isn't moist anymore in those areas. I've been doing this for about a week so far and she has about half as many scabs now - seems to be clearing up really well.