Definition of lac insect in English:

lac insect

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  • An Asian scale insect which lives on croton trees and produces secretions that are used in the production of shellac.
    • Laccifer lacca, family Lacciferidae, suborder Homoptera
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    • The traditional use of rearing lac insects on the stem of the pigeonpea plant also continues.
    • The life cycle of a lac insect takes about six months and consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
    • Lac is a resinous substance produced by a female lac insect and found abundantly in the plain forests in India.

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