Definition of ladybird in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈleɪdɪbəːd


  • A small beetle with a domed back which is typically red or yellow with black spots. Both the adults and larvae are important predators of aphids. Called ladybug in North America.
    • Family Coccinellidae: several genera and species, including the common European seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata)
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    • Useful insects include silkworms and ladybirds that predate upon aphids.
    • There is at least one example where PA accumulated by aphids from their host plant are in turn sequestered by the aphid's predator, ladybird beetles.
    • Many insects, such as ground beetles, hoverflies and ladybirds, can keep pests under control - but not if they've been destroyed by chemical sprays.

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