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  1. ladybug, ladybeetle, lady beetle, ladybird, ladybird beetlenoun

    small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests


  1. ladybirdnoun

    Any of the Coccinellidae family of beetles, typically having a round shape and red or yellow spotted elytra.


  1. ladybird

    Coccinellidae () is a widespread family of small beetles. They are commonly known as ladybugs in North America and ladybirds in Great Britain. Entomologists prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles to avoid confusion with true bugs. Many of the species have conspicuous aposematic colours and patterns, such as red with black spots, that warn potential predators that they are distasteful. The majority of the more than 6,000 described species are generally considered beneficial insects, because many prey on herbivorous hemipterans such as aphids or scale insects, which are agricultural pests. Many coccinellids lay their eggs directly in aphid and scale insect colonies, ensuring their larvae have an immediate food source. However, some species such as the herbivorous Mexican bean beetle are agricultural pests.


  1. ladybird

    A ladybird, also known as ladybug in North America, is a small beetle belonging to the family Coccinellidae. They are usually red or orange with black spots on their wing covers. They are beneficial insects as they feed on aphids or scale insects, which are plant-damaging pests in gardens and farms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ladybirdnoun

    any one of numerous species of small beetles of the genus Coccinella and allied genera (family Coccinellidae); -- called also ladybug, ladyclock, lady cow, lady fly, and lady beetle. Coccinella seplempunctata in one of the common European species. See Coccinella

  2. Etymology: [Equiv. to, bird of Our Lady.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ladybird

    A type of insect.

    Ladybirds are beautiful insects to watch and hold.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 7, 2016  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Ladybird

    A pretty species of beetle resembling a bug, and anciently called “Our Lady’s Bug.” Bug is the accepted American term for a beetle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ladybird in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ladybird in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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