Definition of Dactylopius coccus

1. Noun. Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye.

Exact synonyms: Cochineal, Cochineal Insect
Generic synonyms: Scale Insect
Group relationships: Dactylopius, Genus Dactylopius



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dactylopius Coccus

Dacrycarpus dacrydioides
Dacrydium
Dacrydium bidwilli
Dacrydium colensoi
Dacrydium cupressinum
Dacrydium franklinii
Dacrymyces
Dacrymycetaceae
Dactylaria
Dactylis
Dactylis glomerata
Dactyloctenium
Dactyloctenium aegypticum
Dactylopiidae
Dactylopius
Dactylopius coccus (current term)
Dactylopteridae
Dactylopterus
Dactylorhiza
Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Dactylorhiza maculata fuchsii
Dactyloscopidae
Dad's Day
Dada
Dadaist
Dadaists
Daddy
Dade
Dadibi
Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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, ..."

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