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(Science: zoology) 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.

The ladybirds are usually more or less hemispherical in form, with a smooth, polished surface, and often coloured red, brown, or black, with small spots of brighter colours. Both the larvae and the adult beetles of most species feed on aphids, and for this reason they are very beneficial to agriculture and horticulture.

Origin: Equiv. To, bird of Our lady.

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Effects of harlequin ladybirds upon native species.

I'm going to be doing some field work on the effects of the rapidly spreading harlequin ladybird as part of my degree course. So far I have a basic understanding of the situation, but more detailed information would be amazing. Does anyone know which of the native species ...

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by Trophic
Mon May 04, 2009 11:50 pm
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Topic: Effects of harlequin ladybirds upon native species.
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Could be Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata (22 spot ladybird)??

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by herb386
Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: ladybug
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need your advice

... (pathologies, etc). Good luck and tell us soon your decission! ;) good suggestion and since you know about fungi.. insects and : I saw a few ladybird beetles crawling over mushrooms during the foray. I assume they were deliberately hunting other insects eating the mushrooms. It would be possible ...

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by Linn
Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need your advice
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