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. 2001.

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  • vedalia — [və dā′lē ə, vədāl′yə] n. 〚ModL < ?〛 an Australian ladybug (Rodolia cardinalis), now widely introduced all over the world to combat certain scale insects * * * …   Universalium

  • vedália — s. f. Espécie de cochinilha semelhante à joaninha e inimiga da icéria de que se sustenta …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • vedalia — [və dā′lē ə, vədāl′yə] n. [ModL < ?] an Australian ladybug (Rodolia cardinalis), now widely introduced all over the world to combat certain scale insects …   English World 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

  • vedalia — Australian pest eating ladybug Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • vedalia — ve·da·lia …   English syllables

  • vedalia — /vəˈdeɪliə / (say vuh dayleeuh) noun an Australian ladybird, Rodolia cardinalis, used elsewhere to control citrus fruit pests. {New Latin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • vedalia beetle — noun see vedalia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • genus Vedalia — noun genus of Australian ladybugs • Syn: ↑Rodolia, ↑genus Rodolia • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Coccinellidae, ↑family Coccinellidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Icerya purchasi — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

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