Prickly Pear Cactus with Cochineal Insects

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Jengod
published on 22 August 2022

A prickly pear cactus (nopal) with the parasite insect Dactylopius coccus which is used to make cochineal dye.

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Jengod, . (2022, August 22). Prickly Pear Cactus with Cochineal Insects. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16284/prickly-pear-cactus-with-cochineal-insects/

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Jengod, . "Prickly Pear Cactus with Cochineal Insects." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 22, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16284/prickly-pear-cactus-with-cochineal-insects/.

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Jengod, . "Prickly Pear Cactus with Cochineal Insects." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Aug 2022. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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