Autonomous Biological Control of Dactylopius opuntiae (Hemiptera: Dactyliiopidae) in a Prickly Pear Plantation With Ecological Management. The cochineal scale insect, Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell), is a key pest of Opuntia spp. (Plantae: Cactaceae). It reduces the plants’ useful-life and affects. The presence of the Opuntia cochineal scale insect, Dactylopius opuntiae ( Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Dactylopiidae) is reported for the.

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The genus is native to the Americas, with some originating in South America and the others in North Americaincluding Mexico and the southwestern United States. Laetilia coccidivoraandHyperaspis trifurcatawere the most active and their abundance was significantly correlated with the abundance of cochineal. Hydrometridae marsh treaders or water measurers Macroveliidae Paraphrynoveliidae.

A new species of Dactylopius Costa Dactylopius gracilipilus sp. First report of the Opuntia cochineal scale Dactylopius opuntiae Hemiptera: Dactylopius coccusthe true cochineal, is the species most commonly used today and historically, because it has a higher carminic acid content and yields a better quality pigment than its congeners.

Dactylopius opuntiae

Gerridae water striders Hermatobatidae Veliidae riffle bugs. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Host specificity of biotypes of Dactylopius opuntiae Cockerell Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae in oountiae pear.

First record of Dactylopius opuntiae Cockerell Hemiptera: Some cacti are invasive plants, and as parasites of cacti, Dactylopius species have been employed as agents of biological pest control in Africa and Australia.


Suborder Sternorrhyncha Aleyrodoidea Aleyrodidae whiteflies. Aclerdidae Asterolecaniidae pit scales Beesoniidae beesoniids Carayonemidae carayonemids Cerococcidae ornate pit scales Dacylopius soft scales Conchaspididae Dactylopiidae cochineals Diaspididae armored scales Eriococcidae felt scales Halimococcidae pupillarial palm scales Kermesidae Kerriidae lac scales Lecanodiaspididae false pit scales Margarodidae cottony cushion scales, giant coccids, ground pearls Micrococcidae Mediterranean scales Monophlebidae giant scales Ortheziidae ensign scales Phenacoleachiidae phenacoleachiids Phoenicococcidae palm scales Pseudococcidae mealybugs Putoidae giant mealybugs Stictococcidae stictococcids.

The insect has been domesticated and is reared for its product. Dactylopius Costa[1]. Dacctylopius of biodegradable products for the control of Dactylopius opuntiae Hemiptera: Ichtiar Baru, pp.

The frequency distribution of the cochineal clusters had a high level of adjustment to a power function, suggesting the presence of population regulation processes. One or more of the features that are needed to opuntize you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. From August to Novemberwe estimated the number of cochineal per stem in the plantation and determined its spatial distribution pattern.

Dactylopius opuntiae

Journal of the Mexican Chemical Society 55 2 Alydidae broad-headed bugs Coreidae squash bugs, leaf-footed bugs Hyocephalidae Rhopalidae scentless plant bugs Stenocephalidae. The genus is now distributed throughout much of the world due to accidental and intentional introductions.


Tracing cochineal through the collection of the Metropolitan Museum. Enemigos naturales de Dactylopius opuntiae Cockerell en Opuntia ficus-indica L. Gelastocoridae toad bugs Ochteridae velvety shore bugs.

It is a major pest of cactus plantations in South America, and has recently invaded Israel. Urostylididae Acanthosomatidae shield bugs Tessaratomidae giant shield bugs and relatives Dinidoridae Cydnidae burrowing bugs Thaumastellidae Parastrachiidae Corimelaenidae includes ebony bugs Lestoniidae Phloeidae Scutelleridae jewel bugs or metallic shield bugs Plataspidae Pentatomidae stink bugs Canopidae Megarididae. Molecular phylogenetic studies of the genus suggest that D.

One is left crimson, dactyloopius is soaked in lemon juice to turn opuntlae scarlet, and the third is rubbed with wood ashes to turn it purple.

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Naucoridae creeping water bugs. They share cactus host opuntia with various antsspidersthe larva of the snout moth Laetilia coccidivoraa brown lacewing Symherobius sp.

It is a highly effective biological control agent. The red crawlers are armed with long filaments on the posterior part of their abdomen.