Female Cochineal Insect

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“Cochineal is a dye-stuff employed in dyeing scarlet and crimson; consists of the bodies of the femals of a species of coccus, which feeds upon plants of the cactus family. The cochineal insect is a small creature, a pound of cochineal being calculated to contain 70,000 in a dried state."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)


Everybody's Cyclopedia (New York, NY: Syndicate Publishing Company, 1912)


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