image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Cochineal cactus (Nopalea cochenillifera) with insects that feed on it, including th cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus).

Date

27 November 1801

Collection

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Description

Coloured etching by J. Pass, c. 1801, after J. Ihle.

Inscription: Coccinella, and Coccus. fig 1 to 15. different species of Coccinella fig 16 to 21. male and female Coccus fig 22 to 27. the insect supposed to feed on the Coccus J. Pass sculpt.
Additional makers: Wilkes, John, -1810. ; Pass, John, active 1797-1815.

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image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London

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Location

London, England

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