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lady beetle

also la·dy·bee·tle (lā′dē-bēt′l)
n.

la•dy•bug

(ˈleɪ diˌbʌg)

n.
any of numerous small, round, often brightly colored and spotted beetles of the family Coccinellidae, feeding chiefly on aphids and other small insects but including several forms that feed on plants.
[1690–1700]
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Noun1.ladybeetle - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pestsladybeetle - 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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Two of the most common predators of aphids are the convergent ladybeetle, Hippodamia convergens (Guerin-Meneville) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), and the common green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) (Martinez-Jaime et al.
Comparative life table statistics for the ladybeetle Scymnus syriacus reared on the green citrus aphid, Aphis spiraecola, fed on two host plants.
Searching and feeding efficiency of a ladybeetle, Coccinella tranversalis fabricius on European academic research 2003; Vol.
The ladybeetle, a known aphid predator, is commonly used in many areas of the United States.
Prey preference of a ladybeetle, Coccinella septempunctata Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).
Their egg consumption exceeded that of the mainly daytime-active pink spotted ladybeetle (Coleomegilla maculata).
Asian ladybeetle again became a problem, similar to 2001 after being nonexistent in 2002.
Suitability of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, as prey for ladybeetle. BioControl-Journal of the International Organization for Biological Control 49:417-431.