ladybeetle


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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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Searching and feeding efficiency of a ladybeetle, Coccinella tranversalis fabricius on European academic research 2003; Vol.
Additional information is needed to augment numbers of naturally occurring ladybeetle species in Alaska and exploit this sustainable method of aphid control.
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).
Dietary self-selection behaviour by the adults of the aphidophagous ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis (Coleptera: Coccinellidae).
Asian ladybeetle again became a problem, similar to 2001 after being nonexistent in 2002.
Feeding potential of seven spotted ladybeetle, Coccinella septempunctata (Linnaeus) on mustard aphid, Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach) and cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii (Glover).
The impact of the non-native Asian ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), disrupting native beneficial insects feeding on crapemyrtle aphids has been reported (Mizell 2007).
The natural enemies of the armored scale ladybeetle Chilocorus bipustulatus (Col.