Definition of coccinellid in English:


Line breaks: cocci|nel¦lid
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒksɪˈnɛlɪd


  • A beetle of a family (Coccinellidae) that includes the ladybirds.
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    • Predaceous arthropods were tallied and assigned to general taxonomic groups: spiders, hymenopterans, hemipterans, and coccinellids.
    • In their exposed position near the tip of a growing shoot, the nymphs are preyed upon by a diverse array of invertebrates such as coccinellid beetle larvae, spiders, and wasps.
    • Both plataspid species are prey of the coccinellid beetle, whose larvae always detected them by contact.


late 19th century: from modern Latin Coccinellidae (plural), from the genus name Coccinella, from Latin coccineus 'scarlet'.

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