lady beetle

lady beetle
noun
small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
Syn: ↑ladybug, ↑ladybeetle, ↑ladybird, ↑ladybird beetle
Hypernyms: ↑beetle
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Coccinellidae, ↑family Coccinellidae

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noun

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lady beetle,
= ladybug. (Cf.ladybug)

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  • lady beetle — ladybug, small rounded brightly colored beetle, ladybird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lady beetle — noun see ladybug …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Convergent lady beetle — Taxobox name = Convergent lady beetle image caption = Yosemite National Park image width = 166px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera familia = Coccinellidae genus = Hippodamia species = H. convergens binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Twice-stabbed lady beetle — Taxobox | name = Chilocorus stigma image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera familia = Coccinellidae genus = Chilocorus species = C. stigma binomial = Chilocorus stigma binomial authority = (Say …   Wikipedia

  • lady cow — Ladybird La dy*bird , n. [Equiv. to, bird of Our Lady.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small beetles of the genus {Coccinella} and allied genera (family {Coccinellid[ae]}); called also {ladybug}, {ladyclock}, {lady cow}, {lady fly},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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