Definition of Dactylopius coccus
1. Noun. Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye.
Generic synonyms: Scale Insect
Group relationships: Dactylopius, Genus Dactylopius
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Literary usage of Dactylopius coccus
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1. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"Dactylopius, Coccus and other genera of this division, being the insects commonly known as " Mealy Bugs," are without scales, and being also to a great ..."
2. The Peccary--with Observations on the Introduction of Pigs to the New World by R. A. Donkin (1985)
"... 54, 72 Cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus), 100 Codé (Panama), 29 Codices, 32, 33, 65, 92 Coe, MD, 12 Coiba, island, 17 province (Panama), 38, 48, 65, ..."