Definition of Ladybird beetle

1. Noun. Small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ladybird Beetle

lady killers
lady of pleasure
lady of the house
lady or tiger
lady palm
lady smock
lady smocks
lady tulip
lady who lunches
ladybeetle
ladybeetles
ladybird
ladybird beetle (current term)
ladybird spider
ladybirds
ladyboys
ladybug
ladybugs
ladyclock
ladyclocks
ladycow
ladycows
ladye
ladyes
ladyfied
ladyfies

Literary usage of Ladybird beetle

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1. Stories of Insect Life by Mary Esther Murtfeldt, Clarence Moores Weed (1899)
"THE LIFE HISTORY OF A ladybird beetle. DURING summer one may often find on trees and other plants infested by plant lice the pretty little beetles commonly ..."

2. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"The chief natural enemy which kept this scale in check in its native home in China was found to be a ladybird beetle, Chilocorus similis, which is almost ..."

3. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"The eggs of the ladybird beetle are laid in clusters not unlike bunches of cigars stood on end, ... Red ladybird beetle Coccinella californica Mann. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal by Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal (1903)
"Most people know what a ladybird beetle is like, the little oval, reddish, ... The importation of the ladybird beetle and the business-like way it sot about ..."

5. Elements of Zoology: To Accompany the Field and Laboratory Study of Animals by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1911)
"Of those which serve us by killing other insects injurious to vegetation, the ladybird beetle stands first. The economic importance to us of this one family ..."

6. Elementary Textbook of Economic Zoology and Entomology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Rennie Wilbur Doane (1915)
"A remarkable example of the good that they may do is furnished by the Australian ladybird- beetle, Novius cardinalis, that was introduced into California to ..."

7. Introduction to Zoology: A Guide to the Study of Animals ; for the Use of by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1902)
"Of those which serve us by killing other insects injurious to vegetation, the ladybird beetle stands first. The economic importance to us of this one family ..."

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