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Cochineal
Dactylopius coccus Costa, 1829

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Hemiptera - bugs »  family Dactylopiidae »  genus Dactylopius

Scientific synonyms

Coccus cacti Linnaeus, 1758
Pseudococcus cacti Burmeister, 1839
Dactylopius cacti (Linnaeus, 1758)
Coccus mexicanus Lamarck, 1801
Dactylopius mexicanus (Lamarck, 1801)
Coccus sativus Lancry, 1791
Dactylopius sativus (Lancry, 1791)
Pseudococcus signoreti Cockerell, 1900

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Intertaxon relationships

host: Opuntia Mill. - pricklypear

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [98281]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Dactylopius coccus Costa, 1829]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012

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