Dactylopius coccus

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Noun1.Dactylopius coccus - Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cactiDactylopius coccus - Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye
scale insect - small homopterous insect that usually lives and feeds on plants and secretes a protective waxy covering
Dactylopius, genus Dactylopius - type genus of the Dactylopiidae
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Morfologia de Dactylopius coccus Costa (Homoptera: Dactylopidae), y su biologia y produccion en dos fotoperiodos.
1999) and in Dactylopius coccus Costa (Dactylopiidae) (Guerra & Kosztarab 1992).
Further, a highly appreciated natural dye based on carminic acid is obtained from cultivated Dactylopius coccus Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on the cladode.