Cochineal insects

Cochineal insects

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Credit: FRANK FOX/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Macro photograph of cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) scale insects parasitising a Euphorbia sp. plant. This sessile (immobile) insect derives its moisture and nutrients from the sap of the plant.

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