Definition of Family Coccinellidae
1. Noun. The ladybugs.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Coleoptera, Order Coleoptera
Member holonyms: Lady Beetle, Ladybeetle, Ladybird, Ladybird Beetle, Ladybug, Adalia, Genus Adalia, Epilachna, Genus Epilachna, Genus Hippodamia, Hippodamia, Genus Rodolia, Genus Vedalia, Rodolia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Coccinellidae
Literary usage of Family Coccinellidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial by Daniel L. Mahr, Nino M. Ridgway (1993)
"By far, the two most important families in crop protection are the predaceous ground beetles (family Carabidae) and the lady beetles (family Coccinellidae). ..."
2. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"family Coccinellidae. — Hemispherical beetles with the head deeply immersed in the prothorax; tarsi with the second joint dilated; claws appen- ..."
3. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles, Lady Bugs or Lady Birds).— The lady beetles are nearly all carnivorous, feeding both as larvae and adults on scale ..."
4. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1880)
"LADY-BIRDS, OB LADY-BUGS (Coleopt., family Coccinellidae}.—The " lady-birds " are better known, perhaps, than any other family of beetles. ..."
5. Zoology of the Invertebrata: A Text-book for Students. by Arthur Everett Shipley (1893)
"Family COCCINELLIDAE.—The lady-birds are hemispherical in shape, usually of a red or yellow colour, with a varying number of black spots. ..."
6. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"The little ladybirds, as the beetles of the family Coccinellidae are termed, both as larvae and adults feed upon these and other scales. ..."