vedalia beetle
noun see vedalia

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  • vedalia — noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name Date: 1889 an Australian ladybug (Rodolia cardinalis) introduced to many countries to control scale insects called also vedalia beetle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vedalia — noun native to Australia; introduced elsewhere to control scale insects • Syn: ↑Rodolia cardinalis • Hypernyms: ↑ladybug, ↑ladybeetle, ↑lady beetle, ↑ladybird, ↑ladybird beetle • …   Useful english dictionary

  • ladybird beetle — /lay dee berrd / ladybug. Also called ladybird. [1730 40, Amer.; LADY (uninflected possessive case) Virgin Mary + BIRD; i.e. (our) Lady s bird] * * * ▪ insect also called  ladybug   any of approximately 5,000 widely distributed species of beetles …   Universalium

  • lady beetle — noun small round bright colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests • Syn: ↑ladybug, ↑ladybeetle, ↑ladybird, ↑ladybird beetle • Hypernyms: ↑beetle • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ladybird beetle — noun small round bright colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests • Syn: ↑ladybug, ↑ladybeetle, ↑lady beetle, ↑ladybird • Hypernyms: ↑beetle • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • insect — insectival /in sek tuy veuhl/, adj. /in sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two… …   Universalium

  • biological control — the control of pests by interference with their ecological status, as by introducing a natural enemy or a pathogen into the environment. Also called biocontrol. [1920 25] * * * ▪ pest control       the use of living organisms to control pests. A… …   Universalium

  • Rodolia cardinalis — noun native to Australia; introduced elsewhere to control scale insects • Syn: ↑vedalia • Hypernyms: ↑ladybug, ↑ladybeetle, ↑lady beetle, ↑ladybird, ↑ladybird beetle • Member Holon …   Useful english dictionary

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