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Cochineal Bug larvae. Dactylopius cocchus | by gailhampshire
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Cochineal Bug larvae. Dactylopius cocchus

Order: Hemiptera

Family: Dactylopiidae

Genus: Dactylopius

Species: D. coccus

These larvae with their fluffy cotton-like covering were all over the Prickly Pears in Jimena during last years drought.

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Taken on September 28, 2012