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ladybird

American English: /ˈleɪdiˌbərd/
British English: /ˈleɪdɪbəːd/

noun

  • (British) ladybug
    Example sentences
    • 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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