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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Hence an effort was made to estimate correlations between predator and prey populations particularly chewing pests (bollworms as prey) and their predators (seven spotted lady beetle and spiders) in Pakistan.
The invasive Asian lady beetle, Hannonia axyridis, employ a more generalized response and reduce feeding on all conspecific young (Ducatti et al 2017).
Many lady beetle species overwinter in large numbers in California's Sierra Nevada.
Lady beetles: Recently, it has become clear that elevated MP levels in juice and wine can come from infestation of grapes by members of the Coccinellidae (lady beetle) family.
Among natural enemies, the overall population of seasonal spider at the student farm was highest (9.47/plant), whereas the population of lady beetle, Brumus suturalis F.
Harmonia axyridis Pallas, 1773, the multicoloured Asian lady beetle (Koch 2003), and Cycloneda sanguinea (Linnaeus, 1763), the ladybugs (Bennett & Gordon 1991), are introduced as a biological control agent that are spreading rapidly throughout Argentina (Saini 2004).
This result also indicates that this lady beetle species accepted the pollen grains of the three species as food, however, more studies are needed to conclude if this food is adequate to guarantee its survival and reproduction, preferentially leading to longer lifespan of adults and fecundity, or whether it is simply a complementary food source that would only warrant its survival, as was pointed out by Almeida and Ribeiro-Costa (2009).
ARS is interested in the pink spotted lady beetle because of its potential for use in biocontrol programs.
Nalepa CA, Kidd KA and Hopkins DI (2000) The multicoloured Asian lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): orientation to aggregation sites.
"It means a lot to hear it from you, Ronan," Nathaniel became emotional, explaining that the lady beetle drawing that he held up after his performance is his mum, who was a big fan of Ronan.
Three to eight containers with aphids were tested per lady beetle species.