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  Coccinellidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (Commonwealth English), ladybugs (North American English) or lady beetles (preferred by scientists).
The ladybird is immortalised in the children's nursery rhyme extant:
Similarly, in Denmark a ladybird, called a mariehøne (Mary's hen), is asked by children to fly to 'our lord in heaven and ask for fairer weather in the morning'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ladybird   (942 words)

 Ladybird Beetle - Search View - MSN Encarta
All the ladybird beetles, with the exception of the members of one vegetation-eating genus, are carnivorous.
Because of the help ladybird beetles render farmers in destroying agricultural pests, the beetles were popularly regarded in the Middle Ages as instruments of benevolent intervention by the Virgin Mary, whence the common name ladybird.
The nine-spotted ladybug beetle is classified as Coccinella novemnotata, the two-spotted ladybug beetle as Adalia bipunctata, the convergent ladybug beetle as Hippodamia convergens, and the vedalia as Rodolia cardinalis.
encarta.msn.com /text_761572293__1/Ladybird_Beetle.html   (470 words)

 Augsburg College Biology - Photo of Month - September-October 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Ladybird beetles are among the most familiar and recognizable of insects, but most people either don't notice their larvae or don't realize what they are when they see them.
Ladybird beetle larvae are often as colorful as the adults, with ferocious-looking spikes of several colors covering their bodies.
Ladybird beetles are well known for their appetites for soft-bodies insects such as aphids, and they are often introduced to gardens, agricultural plantings, or greenhouses for insect control.
www.augsburg.edu /home/biology/photoofmonth/ladybird.html   (977 words)

 AllRefer.com - ladybird beetle (Zoology: Invertebrates) - Encyclopedia
ladybird beetle or ladybug, member of a cosmopolitan beetle family with over 4,000 species, including 350 species in the United States.
Nearly all ladybird beetles, both larvae and adults, are predators on destructive, plant-eating insects.
Ladybird beetles are classified in the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Coleoptera, family Coccinellidae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/ladybird.html   (382 words)

 LADYBIRD BEETLE Coccinella septempunctata
Ladybird beetles are commonly known as Ladybugs and are among the most beneficial insects in the garden.
Ladybird beetles become active quite early in the spring and remain active until quite late in the fall.
Ladybird beetles are often encountered in large numbers in the fall when they are preparing to hibernate.
www.eduwebs.org /bugs/ladybird_beetle.htm   (247 words)

 Lady Beetle, HYG-2002-98
In Europe these beetles are called "ladybirds." Both adults and larvae feed on many different soft-bodied insects with aphids being their main food source.
Adult lady beetles are domed shaped, oval or convex, often shiny with short legs and antennae.
Lady beetles, both adults and larvae, are known primarily as predators of aphids (plant lice), but they prey also on many other pests such as soft-scale insects, mealybugs, spider mites and eggs of the Colorado Potato Beetle and European Corn Borer.
ohioline.osu.edu /hyg-fact/2000/2002.html   (1151 words)

 Gordon's Ladybird Beetle Page
The red base colour of the elytra is said to represent her cloak and the 7 fl spots to represent the 'Virgins' 7 joys and 7 sorrows.
Relating Ladybirds to the Virgin Mary is not unusual, in 1991 Dr. A.W. Exell published his book "History of the Ladybird" in which he cites 329 common names for the Ladybird from 55 countries, of which over 80 refer to the Virgin Mary and more than 50 are dedicated to God.
Ladybird ladybird fly away home, Your house is on fire and your children all gone.
www.earthlife.net /insects/coccinel.html   (987 words)

 Ladybird (Beetle) Medicine
The eggs of the Ladybird are a bright Yellow colour and are laid on the underside of leaves.
Ladybird reminds one that if one is persistent at "eating away at it" a bit at a time that it will soon diminish and disappear.
Ladybird kept popping up for me during a time when I knew I was pushing myself much too hard doing things I knew were not really in my best interests.
morningstar.netfirms.com /ladybird.html   (2401 words)

When Ladybird Beetles sense the danger, such as we come close to them, they hide their legs and antenna under.
Yellow Shouldered Ladybird Beetles have a yellow dot on each side of their thorax, some have a yellow face but some others have a dark face.
This ladybird is famous on attacking mealybug, one of the worst pest in the world.
www.geocities.com /brisbane_beetles/COCCINELLIDAE.htm   (1000 words)

 Ladybirds, Ladybird beetles, Lady Beetles, Ladybugs of Florida, Coleoptera: Coccinellidae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Coccinellidae are a family of beetles belonging to the superfamily Cucujoidea, which in turn belongs to the series Cucujiformia within the suborder Polyphaga of the beetles (Coleoptera).
Ladybird adults are oval, range in length from about 1 mm to over 10 mm depending upon species, and have wings.
Ladybirds of the tribe Halyziini (of the subfamily Coccinellinae) feed on fungal growths (mildews) on the leaves of plants.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /IN327   (4259 words)

 Lady Beetles
If aphids are scarce, lady beetle adults and larvae may feed on the eggs of moths and beetles, and mites, thrips, and other small insects, as well as pollen and nectar.
Lady beetles are voracious feeders and may be numerous where prey are plentiful and broad-spectrum insecticide use is limited.
Affected beetles are lethargic and may appear to be "attached" to a surface by loose silken threads.
www.nysaes.cornell.edu /ent/biocontrol/predators/ladybintro.html   (1163 words)

 Florida Entomologist, v. 79, n. 1, p. 64
Ladybird beetle larvae were aggressive and often escaped, whereas adult beetles were usually rejected by the nymphal predators, suggesting unpalatability.
Ladybird beetle larvae often attempted to bite the predator’s proboscis and frequently escaped, whereas adult ladybird beetles were usually rejected by the predator.
Ladybird beetle larvae responded aggressively to predation attempts in a manner similar to that described by Marston et al.
www.fcla.edu /FlaEnt/fe79p64.html   (2090 words)

 Ladybird Beetle - Adult   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Of all the beneficial predaceous insects, the ladybird beetles are perhaps the most important.
The most outstanding success with ladybird beetles was their use to control cottony cushion scale on citrus in California.
Ladybird beetles overwinter in the adult stage and often are found clustered together under debris in the winter.
entweb.clemson.edu /cuentres/cesheets/benefici/ce176.htm   (65 words)

 Insects in the Classroom - educational resources for teachers
The convergent ladybird beetle is one of the most common and readily recognized beetle in Texas.
The eastern Hercules beetle is one of the largest beetles in Texas.
When click beetles are flipped on their back they tense the body and snap the pronotum backwards rapidly often producing an audible click.
iitc.tamu.edu /IITC2002-2003/IITC2002/Highlighted_Coleoptera.htm   (2014 words)

 Encyclopedia Bugtannica: Asian Variable Ladybird Beetle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Ladybird beetles, commonly referred to as ladybugs, are highly beneficial insects that feed on aphids (greenbugs), scale insects, mealybugs, and other small insects.
These ladybird beetles are native to parts of China, Korean and Japan and were originally introduced into the United States in 1977 to control the yellow pecan aphid in Georgia.
Adult Asian ladybird beetles are 1/4 inch long and broadly oval (almost round) with a strongly convex upper surface.
members.aol.com /yesclub2/blladyasian.html   (277 words)

 Earth & Sky : EarthCare Stories : Ladybird Beetle and Hemlock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
He discovered the ladybird beetle in Japan and is currently testing it as a potential biological control of the hemlock woolly adelgid.
The beetle is somewhat difficult to rear, in that it only feeds on adelgids, and you have to bring in adelgid infested hemlock from the field and put them in cages and put the beetles on it and keep everybody happy while the beetles mature.
Perhaps this ladybird beetle won't be able to do it alone, it may require the introduction of others as well.
www.earthsky.org /earthcare/shows.php?&date=20021230   (3710 words)

 Forest Health Fact Sheet - Ladybird Beetle Predator of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - PA DCNR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The ladybird beetle, Pseudoscymnus tsugae, is a known predator of the hemlock woolly adelgid.
Spring egg laying by the beetle coincides with egg laying and hatching of the adelgid.
The beetles survive the late summer period of adelgid inactivity by feeding on dormant young adelgids.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us /forestry/leaflets/ladybirdpred.htm   (404 words)

 Ladybird Beetle - MSN Encarta
In both the adult and larval stages they feed on insects harmful to plants, such as aphids and scale insects.
There are ways to lessen the burden of this expense.
The Mexican bean beetle is classified as Epilachna varivestis, the squash ladybird as Epilachna borealis.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761572293   (431 words)

 Predatory Ladybird Beetles - Florinet - OSU's Floriculture Monthly Journal
All of the ladybird beetles described are predators as adults and larvae.
Although an effective aphid predator this ladybird beetle (Figure 3) is not considered beneficial by many people because adults sometimes invade homes in large numbers to overwinter.
This insect is among the smallest of the ladybird beetle predators.
floriculture.osu.edu /archive/aug99/ladybug.html   (791 words)

 Invasion Biology Introduced Species Summary Project - Columbia University
Benefit(s): The Asian Ladybird Beetle is beneficial for most of the year; it has contributed to a decrease in pesticide use on many crops and in orchards.
Threat(s): Asian Ladybird Beetles are anecdotally suspected to be responsible for a decrease in the numbers of native beneficial insects through predation and by elimination of scarce prey, although this has not been scientifically proven.
On a lesser “threat” level, the beetles seek shelter for overwintering, and when a location is found, they emit an "aggregating pheromone" to attract other beetles.
www.columbia.edu /itc/cerc/danoff-burg/invasion_bio/inv_spp_summ/Harmonia_axyridis.htm   (652 words)

 ladybird beetle - HighBeam Encyclopedia
LADYBIRD BEETLE [ladybird beetle] or ladybug, member of a cosmopolitan beetle family with over 4,000 species, including 350 species in the United States.
They have a bitter taste, and their bright coloration is thought to serve as a warning to predators.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "ladybird beetle" at HighBeam.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-ladybird.html   (400 words)

 Epilachna borealis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Adult ladybird beetles are often hemispherical in shape, less than 1.2 cm in length, with a distinctive orange or red colored body with fl markings.
Ladybird beetles, many of which are found in North America, make their home on plants with high populations of aphids, mites, and other plant-eating insects in temperate and tropical areas throughout the world.
Most ladybird beetle species are carnivorous, which is beneficial to the protection of crops from agricultural pests.
student.biology.arizona.edu /honors2002/group10/181H.html   (251 words)

 Ladybird Beetles on Buglady Consulting
There are about 5,000 different species of ladybugs or lady beetles throughout the world, over 450 species found here in North America.
Description-Lady beetles are usually red or orange with fl markings.
Some lady beetles are fl, often with red markings.
www.bugladyconsulting.com /ladybird_beetles.htm   (97 words)

 Ladybird Links (The Ladybird Home Page)
Ladybird is a very brief introduction to ladybirds and includes a cute drawing.
Ladybird 'spot-checks' tells about how the gruesome life-style of a parasitic wasp is threatening British ladybirds.
Ladybirds is part of a large site about a wide variety of insects by an insect expert in England.
www.connectexpress.com /~ips/lady/links.html   (573 words)

 What's That Bug:Lady Bug
Ladybird Beetles are often swept out to sea or out onto large lakes due to wind patterns.
One of our native ladybird beetles, which we are seeing less and less with the increased proliferation of the asian multicoloured ladybeetles.
Most Ladybird Beetles are predatory, but this particular species feeds on the leaves of squash and pumpkin plants in both larval and adult form.
www.whatsthatbug.com /lady.html   (3795 words)

 Ladybird Beetle Rearing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Remove dead beetles and keep the container free of excrement by wiping down the sides of the container with damp paper towel.
Raising ladybird beetles is time consuming and difficult since the larvae are active and voracious predators of aphids and scale insects.
The beetles may be very agitated in the container since they are searching for more food and space.
insected.arizona.edu /ladyrear.htm   (333 words)

 Convergent Ladybug Beetle
Sometimes called a "Ladybird Beetle," this insect is easy to recognize.
The Convergent Ladybug Beetle is usually between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch long.
This beetle has few predators, because when attacked it releases a foul-tasting chemical from joints in its legs.
www.fcps.k12.va.us /StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/convergent_ladybug_beetle.htm   (350 words)

 Accidental Orange Invader
The Ladybird beetle is the common name given to over 6000 species of similar looking insects.
The larval stage of the ladybird beetle appears to resemble an alligator.
A single ladybird beetle can eat up to 5000 aphids in its lifetime, most of them in its larval stage.
www.emmitsburg.net /gardens/articles/frederick/2004/orange_invader.htm   (506 words)

 Ladybug or Ladybird Beetle Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Both beetle larvae and adults are active predators eating only aphids and other plant eating insects, such as scales and mites.
Two injurious agricultural species are the squash beetle and the Mexican bean beetle which eat plants instead of other insects.
In the spring, ladybird beetles and larvae are common on any plant with aphids or scale insects.
insected.arizona.edu /ladyinfo.htm   (365 words)

 IPM of Alaska: Ladybugs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The mealybug destroyer, another lady beetle species, was introduced into California in 1928 and is now commercially available for mealybug suppression.
IPM of Alaska offers several ladybird beetle species for commercial greenhouse and home garden use, including the twelve spotted lady beetle, the convergent lady beetle, the spider mite destroyer, the whitefly destroyer beetle, the singular lady beetle and the mealy bug destroyer.
All lady beetles except the convergent lady bug are lab-reared.
ipmofalaska.homestead.com /files/ladybugs.html   (1003 words)

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