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vedalia

(vɪˈdeɪlɪə)
n
(Animals) an Australian ladybird, Rodolia cardinalis, introduced elsewhere to control the scale insect Icerya purchasi, which is a pest of citrus fruits
[C20: from New Latin]
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Noun1.vedalia - native to Australiavedalia - native to Australia; introduced elsewhere to control scale insects
lady beetle, ladybeetle, ladybird, ladybird beetle, ladybug - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
genus Rodolia, genus Vedalia, Rodolia - genus of Australian ladybugs
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References in periodicals archive ?
Conserving vedalia beetle, Rodolia cardinalis (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), in citrus: A continuing challenge as new insecticides gain registration.
The history of the vedalia beetle importation to California and its impact on the development of biological control.
Doutt, "The history of the vedalia beetle importation to California and its impact on the development of biological control," Annual Review of Entomology, vol.
(20.) For a fascinating study of the importance and agency of the cotton boll weevil, the Vedalia beetle, the corn borer, the San Jose scale and other pests in the history of American agricultural innovation, see Alan L.
In winter 1888-1889, the vedalia beetle (Rodolia cardinalis) was brought to California and released, and cottony cushion scale was under full control in areas of release by fall 1889 (Weeden et al.
Riley, the top entomologist for USDA until 1894, was the first to practice biological pest control by introducing the Vedalia beetle from Australia to control scale on citrus.