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Dactylopius coccus Costa, 1829

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Dactylopius coccus Costa, 1829

GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
Published in
Costa, Oronzio G. 1829. Fauna del Regno di Napoli. Azzolino, Napoli. Vol. Emitteri: Coccinigliferi: 1-23;


Dactylopius coccus


Coccus cacti Cockerell, 1893
Pseudococcus signoreti Cockerell, 1900
Dactylopius coccus Costa, 1829
Common names
cochineal in English
cochineal insect in English
cochineal scale in English
cochinilla cultivada in Spanish
cochinilla del carmin in Spanish
cochinilla fina in Spanish
grana cochinilla in Spanish
grana cultivada in Spanish
grana fina in Spanish

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