lady beetle


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lady beetle

also la·dy·bee·tle (lā′dē-bēt′l)
n.
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Noun1.lady beetle - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pestslady beetle - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Adalia bipunctata, two-spotted ladybug - red ladybug with a black spot on each wing
bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis, Mexican bean beetle - introduced into the United States from Mexico; feeds on the foliage of the bean plant
Hippodamia convergens - a variety of ladybug
Rodolia cardinalis, vedalia - native to Australia; introduced elsewhere to control scale insects
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ARS is interested in the pink spotted lady beetle because of its potential for use in biocontrol programs.
Unlike many species in the family Coccinellidae, the lady beetle Coleomegilla maculata (DeGeer) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is a generalist predator, described as "perhaps the most euryphagous coccinellid known" (Hodek 1973).
Cold hardiness of the multicolored Asian lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).
At certain times of the year, the multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, comes inside--sometimes in large swarms--to escape the cold.
This lady beetle is unusual because a large portion of its California population migrates to the mountain ranges when aphid populations in the Central Valley drop in summer.
The 5 lady beetle species (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) included the convergent lady beetle, Hippodamia convergens Guerin-Meneville, the pink spotted lady beetle, Coleomegilla maculata (De Geer), the multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), the seven-spotted lady beetle, Coccinella septempunctata L.
A lady beetle that feeds voraciously on the sweet-potato whitefly.
Predation's first product, the Pink Spotted Lady Beetle, will be available commercially by Spring 1998.
citri nymphs, such as the Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), and the lady beetle, Cyclonedasanguinea (L.
Category Common Name Insect pests fig whitefly whitefly weeping ficus thrip Natural Enemies parasitoid multicolored Asian lady beetle metallic blue lady beetle green lacewing entomopathogenic fungi entomopathogenic fungi entomopathogenic fungi filamentous fungi green mold Category observations Insect pests feeding on leaves feeding on leaves in leaf fold galls Natural Enemies parasitized fig whitefly nymphs adults roaming on leaves adults roaming on leaves eggs and larvae on a leaves leaf surface and on fig whitefly leaf surface and on fig whitefly leaf surface and on fig whitefly leaf surface and on fig whitefly leaf surface and on fig whitefly * All appeared to be E.
From spring to early fall, the Asian multicolored lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, helps farmers by gobbling pests such as aphids, greenbugs, and other insects that damage crops.