Hippodamia convergens

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Noun1.Hippodamia convergens - a variety of ladybugHippodamia convergens - a variety of ladybug      
lady beetle, ladybeetle, ladybird, ladybird beetle, ladybug - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
genus Hippodamia, Hippodamia - genus of ladybugs
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The commercially available "convergent lady beetle," Hippodamia convergens, can lay up to 1,000 eggs per summer, but also has a strong dispersal habit, which means if doesn't hang around in big groups anywhere.
According to an article in California Agriculture, March-April 1995, the convergent lady beetle, Hippodamia convergens (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is the least expensive and most widely released aphid predator in the United States.
The Times says one species, adult convergent lady beetles, mate and migrate from the Sierra Nevada to valley areas where they eat aphids and lay eggs.

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