genus Dactylopius


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Noun1.genus Dactylopius - type genus of the Dactylopiidae
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Dactylopiidae, family Dactylopiidae - cochineal insects
cochineal insect, Dactylopius coccus, cochineal - Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye
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Molecular phylogeny of the genus Dactylopius (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) and identification of the symbiotic bacteria.