THE GOLDEN BUG
The Story of the Red Cochineal, second edition
2000, 50 pages, b/w photos & illustrations. For a project at Century High School, Alhambra, California, Michelle Leddels students studied the history and life cycle of the cochineal insect, whose carmine red dye is used in art, food, medicine, and clothing. This book outlines the project, presenting facts about these tiny scale insects and their life on prickly pear cactus. Includes abbreviated edition reproducible for assignment use. Paperback; 5-1/4 x 8-3/8″.
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