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  • n. Plural form of ladybug.


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  • There are more than 4,000 species of beetles that most people call "ladybugs," but one of those species, Asian multicolored lady beetles, is the one most likely to come inside.

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  • I got up and suddenly noticed that the ladybugs were all over me.

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  • “A lady bird is what we in the South call ladybugs.”

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  • City Forester Chris Forman likes the idea of ladybugs but isn't sure they alone can get the job done.

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  • For example, some species of lady beetles, commonly known as ladybugs or ladybird beetles, are aphidophagous, meaning they eat aphids.

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  • Then there are multicolored Asian lady beetles, otherwise known as ladybugs, and boxelder bugs.

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  • Lady beetles, commonly called ladybugs or ladybirds, are especially important to agricultural states such as South Dakota.

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  • The first-grade teacher who led the session refers to students as her little "ladybugs," decorates her class in red and black, and emphasizes community-building, an idea that Pointer says she strives to create in her own classroom.

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  • In addition, they carried out two years of field tests to determine how well each pesticide worked at killing aphids, the intended target, while leaving the aphid's natural predators, such as ladybugs, unharmed.

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  • Other types of predatory arthropods, such as ladybugs and spiders, may also feed on leaf beetles but were relatively uncommon in the study.

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