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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are reported as predators of the cochineal, Dactylopius coccus Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae), used for the production of natural red dye in Oaxaca (Mexico) (Santiago & Meneses-Lozano 2010).
Enemigos naturales de la grana cochinilla del nopal Dactylopius coccus Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae).
Considerando que la cria intensiva de la cochinilla tiende a realizarse en condiciones semi-controladas, el objetivo de este estudio fue conocer la supervivencia y reproduccion de Dactylopius coccus y su calidad, en funcion del contenido de acido carminico en diversos regimenes de fotoperiodo en camaras climaticas.
Further, a highly appreciated natural dye based on carminic acid is obtained from cultivated Dactylopius coccus Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on the cladode.
Dactylopius coccus, is commonly sun-dried, crushed and dipped in an alcohol solution to create carminic acid--the pigment which eventually becomes the colorant carmine or cochineal extract for use in food and beverages.
There are several species of cochineal, of which only Dactylopius coccus is truly domesticated.
Caracterizacion morfologica de hemocitos de la hembra de Dactylopius coccus (Hemiptera: Coccoidea).
En algun momento de la historia, los indigenas de la mixteca oaxaquena domesticaron la cochinilla o grana cochinilla (como la nombraron los espanoles durante la Conquista) cuyo nombre cientifico es Dactylopius coccus.
Today we know them as Dactylopius coccus, or simply as cochineal.
Productivity of cochineal insects Dactylopius coccus (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on cactus pear cladodes Opuntia ficus-indica (cactacea) produced under different fertilization conditions.
Dactylopius coccus es un insecto de gran importancia industrial como fuente del colorante natural rojo acido carminico.