Cochineal Bugs on a Prickly Pear

Cochineal Bugs on a Prickly Pear

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Caption: Cochineal bugs (Dactylopius confusus) on a Prickly Pear (Opuntia littoralis) plant. These insects secrete a furry white wax that covers them. Their crushed bodies have long been used as a source of permanent red dye.

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