from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of cryptotetramerous coleopterans, of the family Coccinellidæ, or ladybirds, forming with a few others the group of phytophagous or vegetable-feeding Coccinellidæ, the rest of the family being insectivorous.

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  • noun genus of ladybugs native to Mexico and Central America; both larvae and adults feed on plants


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