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The Kermesidae are a family of scale insects belonging to the superfamily Coccoidea. The typical genus, Kermes, includes the kermes scale insects, from which a red dye, also called kermes (a.k.a. crimson), is obtained.
- Allokermes kingii, northern red-oak kermes, kermes scale on the UF / IFAS Featured Creatures Web site
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