Cochineal Insects, Male (Coccus Cacti)

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“It is this little insect which furnishes, when its body has been dried and reduced to powder, a coloring matter of a beautiful red, peculiar to itself.”


Hazlitt Alva Cuppy PH.D., Editor Beauties and Wonders of Land and Sea (Springfield, OH: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, 1895)


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