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Noun1.Coccinellidae - the ladybugs
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
lady beetle, ladybeetle, ladybird, ladybird beetle, ladybug - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
genus Adalia, Adalia - genus of ladybugs
Epilachna, genus Epilachna - genus of ladybugs native to Mexico and Central America; both larvae and adults feed on plants
genus Hippodamia, Hippodamia - genus of ladybugs
genus Rodolia, genus Vedalia, Rodolia - genus of Australian ladybugs
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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.
Among different kinds of predators, some common ones are lady beetles and spider who usually feed on different prey including bollworms which are chewing pests like as american, pink and spotted bollworms of cotton (Cassida and Quistad, 1998).
To some casual observers, ladybugs (or lady beetles) are colorful symbols of good luck -- harbingers of fortune and fame.
Common invaders seen in the spring include wasps, bees, ants, mosquitos, lady beetles, termites and spiders.
While DMMP and IBMP are often the most prevalent in wine, the relative contribution of each MP depends on its odor threshold, the grape variety, vinification practices and presence or absence of lady beetles during harvest.
citri in urban and unmanaged areas because the psyllids are vulnerable to attack by predaceous arthropods such as lady beetles, lacewings, and spiders, as well as by introduced parasitoids such as Tamarixia radiata (Waterston) (Hemiptera: Eulophidae) (Michaud 2001, 2002; Michaud & Olsen 2004; Pluke et al.
Natural predators such as lady beetles, mantises, spiders, and parasitic wasps can be purchased for this purpose.
"One of the shortcomings of lady beetles for biological control is they can fly!
Among these some species of lady beetles are reported in Sindh, Pakistan [8].
The colorful beetles were named "The Beetles of our Lady" and eventually came to be known as Lady Beetles in Europe and Ladybugs in the U.S.