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Nidularia balachowskii Bodenheimer young adult female - ZooKeys-254-023-g001.jpeg
Nidularia balachowskii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Superfamily: Coccoidea
Family: Kermesidae

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.

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