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ladybug, ladybeetle, lady beetle, ladybird, ladybird beetlenoun
small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
Any of the Coccinellidae family of beetles, typically having a round shape and red or yellow spotted elytra.
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.
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
Etymology: [Equiv. to, bird of Our Lady.]
A type of insect.
Ladybirds are beautiful insects to watch and hold.
Submitted by MaryC on May 7, 2016
Etymology and Origins
A pretty species of beetle resembling a bug, and anciently called “Our Lady’s Bug.” Bug is the accepted American term for a beetle.
The numerical value of ladybird in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ladybird in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- دعسوقة, الدعسوقةArabic
- xallı bəzək, parabüzənAzerbaijani
- божа кравичка, калинка, калинка-малинкаBulgarian
- marietaCatalan, Valencian
- sluníčko, slunéčko, beruškaCzech
- buwch goch gotaWelsh
- vaquita de San Antonio, sarantontón, mariquita, San Antonio, chinita, catarinitaSpanish
- leppäpirkko, leppäkerttuFinnish
- leavehearsbistkeWestern Frisian
- bó shamraidh, bóín Dé, bóín samraidhIrish
- daolag bhreac dheargScottish Gaelic
- פרת משה-רבנו, מושיתHebrew
- सोनपाखरा, सुररखी, सोनपंखीHindi
- maríuhæna, maríubjallaIcelandic
- 天道虫, テントウムシJapanese
- HimmelsdéierchenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- божа кравицаMacedonian
- marihøne, mariflyNorwegian
- chʼosh łitsxooíNavajo, Navaho
- biedronka, boża krówkaPolish
- Ladybird, gărgăriță, buburuzăRomanian
- бо, божья коровкаRussian
- бубамара, bubamaraSerbo-Croatian
- lienka, pánbožkova kravičkaSlovak
- uğur böceğiTurkish
- божа корівка, сонечко, БоUkrainian
- bọ cánh cứngVietnamese
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