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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It is derived from the shell of the female cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus Costa).
[ClickPress, Mon Oct 01 2018] The cochineal is an insect from Dactylopius coccus family, from these insects natural food color dyecarminis derived.
COCHINEAL INSECTHowever, there is now light in the horizon, thanks to a small cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus) that is proving to be a match for the cactus.The cochineal feeds exclusively on the plant, sucking the water in its succulent parts causing the plant to wilt and decay.
Cochineal insects (Dactylopius coccus C.) from the city of Loja, Ecuador, were used here to form a new hybrid structure.
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).
Produccion de grana-cochinilla (Dactylopius coccus Costa) en plantas de nopal a la intemperie y en microtuneles.
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.
Two organisms that are fascinating--and that one would never think of as having the impact on history that they have--are the cochineal (Dactylopius coccus; p.