Cochineal Bugs

Cochineal Bugs

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Caption: Cochineal bugs (Dactylopius confusus) on a prickly pear cactus in Llano County, Texas. A red dye can be made from their crushed bodies.

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Keywords: animal, arthropod, arthropoda, carmine red dye, coccidae, cochineal bug, cochineal scale, dactylopiidae, dactylopius, dactylopius confusus, hemiptera, hemipteran, homoptera, homopteran, insect, insecta, vertical, waxy covering, waxy scale

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