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Noun: ladybeetle  'ley-dee,bee-t(u)l
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
    - ladybug [N. Amer], lady beetle [N. Amer], ladybird [Brit], ladybird beetle

Derived forms: lady beetles, ladybeetles

Type of: beetle

Part of: Coccinellidae, family Coccinellidae

Encyclopedia: Ladybeetle