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Lady beetles

Asian Lady Beetle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Coccinellidae
Subfamilies

Chilocorinae
Coccidulinae
Coccinellinae
Epilachninae
Scymininae
Sticholotidinae
etc. see list of Coccinellidae genera The Asian multicolored lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis), is easy to identify from its false eyes—twin white football-shaped markings behind the head. ... Binomial name Harmonia axyridis The Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis), often known as the Asian multicolored lady beetle because of the species tendency to vary in color from orange to yellow to even black, is now a common insect in North America. ... Scientific classification - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Bilateria Acoelomorpha Orthonectida Rhombozoa ?Myxozoa Superphylum Deuterostomia    Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Subphyla and Classes Subphylum Trilobitomorpha Trilobita - Trilobites (extinct) Subphylum Chelicerata Arachnida - Spiders, Scorpions, etc. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Symphypleona - globular springtails Subclass Archaeognatha (jumping bristletails) Subclass Dicondylia Monura - extinct Thysanura (common bristletails) Subclass Pterygota Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Blattodea (cockroaches) Mantodea (mantids) Isoptera (termites) Zoraptera Grylloblattodea Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets... Suborders Adephaga Archostemata Myxophaga Polyphaga many subgroups: see Subgroups of the order Coleoptera Beetles (order Coleoptera) are one of the main groups of insects. ... Polyphaga Suborder Categories: Stub | Beetles ... Polyphaga Infraorder Categories: Stub | Beetles ... Families 21 families including: Coccinellidae Cucujidae Silvanidae Nitidulidae Sphindidae Brachypteridae Smicripidae Monotomidae Passandridae Laemophloeidae Phalacridae Cryptophagidae Languriidae Eroylidae Byturidae Biphyllidae Bothrideridae Cerylonidae Endomychidae Corylophidae Latridiidae Categories: Stub | Beetles ... The coccinellids (Ladybirds or lady beetles) are grouped into several subfamilies and tribes organizing about 360 genera: Subfamily Coccidulinae Tribe Lithophilini Lithophilus Tribe Monocorynini Mimolithophilus Monocoryna Tribe Coccidulini Ladybug closeup from Minnesota Adoxellus Auladoria Botynella Bucolinus Bucolus Bura Coccidula Cranoryssus Empia Epipleuria Eupalea Erithionyx Eupaleoides Geodimmockius Hazisia Hypoceras Microrhizobius Mimoscymnus...

Ladybird on a leaf
Ladybirds Mating
Unusual pattern on a ladybird
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P-14 lady beetle consuming an aphid

Ladybirds (Commonwealth English), also known as ladybugs (American English, Canadian English) or lady beetles (some scientists favor this) are a family, Coccinellidae ("little sphere"), of beetles; the name is thought to allude to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Catholic faith. Ladybirds are found worldwide, with over 4,500 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone. Ladybirds are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are usually yellow, orange, or red with small black spots on their carapace, and black legs, head and feelers. As the family name suggests, they are usually quite round in shape. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 60 KB)A ladybug sitting on a leaf. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 60 KB)A ladybug sitting on a leaf. ... Ladybirds Mating Taken by fir0002 File links The following pages link to this file: Ladybird Categories: GFDL images ... Ladybirds Mating Taken by fir0002 File links The following pages link to this file: Ladybird Categories: GFDL images ... Ladybird with an unusual pattern Taken by fir0002 File links The following pages link to this file: Ladybird Categories: GFDL images ... Ladybird with an unusual pattern Taken by fir0002 File links The following pages link to this file: Ladybird Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (1445x1185, 255 KB)A P-14 lady beetle devours a pea aphid. ... Download high resolution version (1445x1185, 255 KB)A P-14 lady beetle devours a pea aphid. ... Commonwealth English is intended as a collective term for the perceived standard English language used in the Commonwealth of Nations1, applying in theory to Australian English, British English, Caribbean English, Canadian English, Hiberno_English (Irish English)2, Hong Kong English, Indian English (includes Pakistani English), New Zealand English, and South African... American English or U.S. English is the diverse form of the English language used mostly in the United States of America. ... Canadian English is the form of English used in Canada, spoken as a first or second language by over 25 million Canadians (as recorded in the 2001 census [1]). Canadian English spelling is a mixture of U.S. and British, but Canadian speech is much closer to U.S. English... Suborders Adephaga Archostemata Myxophaga Polyphaga many subgroups: see Subgroups of the order Coleoptera Beetles (order Coleoptera) are one of the main groups of insects. ... Blessed Virgin Mary A traditional Catholic picture displayed sometimes in homes. ... In biology, a species is a kind of organism. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Symphypleona - globular springtails Subclass Archaeognatha (jumping bristletails) Subclass Dicondylia Monura - extinct Thysanura (common bristletails) Subclass Pterygota Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Blattodea (cockroaches) Mantodea (mantids) Isoptera (termites) Zoraptera Grylloblattodea Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets... (Redirected from 1 E 3 m) To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 1 km and 10 km (103 and 104 m). ... The term carapace refers to a dorsal section of an exoskeleton or shell, in a number of animal groups. ...


Because they are useful, colorful, and harmless to humans, ladybugs are typically considered cute even by people who hate most insects.


Ladybirds are beneficial to organic gardeners because most species are insectivores, consuming aphids, fruit flies, thrips, and other tiny plant-sucking insects that damage crops. In fact, their name is derived from "Beetle of Our Lady", recognizing their role in saving crops from destruction. Today they are commercially available from a variety of suppliers. Organic gardening is gardening, without using man-made chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers. ... Any organism with a diet that consists chiefly of insects and similar small creatures is an insectivore. ... Families There are 10 families: Adelgidae - adelgids, conifer aphids Anoeciidae Aphididae Drepanosiphidae Greenideidae Hormaphididae Lachnidae Mindaridae Pemphigidae Phloeomyzidae Phylloxeridae Thelaxidae Aphids or plantlice (superfamily Aphidoidea) are small plant-feeding insects with piercing-sucking mouthparts (stylets). ... Fruit fly can refer to any animal of the family Tephritidae (large fruit flies) or Drosophilidae (small fruit flies or vinegar flies) the species Drosophila melanogaster, an important model organism in modern biology; this species is also sometimes simply called Drosophila. ... Families Suborder Terebrantia    Merothripidae    Uzelothripidae    Aeolothripidae    Adeheterothripidae    Heterothripidae    Thripidae    Fauriellidae Suborder Tubulifera    Phlaeothripidae Thrips (Thysanoptera) are tiny, slender insects with fringed wings (thus the scientific name, from the Greek thysanos (fringe) + pteron (wing)). Other common names include Thunderflies or Thunder bugs. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Symphypleona - globular springtails Subclass Archaeognatha (jumping bristletails) Subclass Dicondylia Monura - extinct Thysanura (common bristletails) Subclass Pterygota Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Blattodea (cockroaches) Mantodea (mantids) Isoptera (termites) Zoraptera Grylloblattodea Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets...


Adult ladybirds are able to reflex-bleed from their leg joints. The blood is yellow, with a strong repellent smell, and is quite obvious when one handles a ladybird roughly.

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Culture

Ladybirds are and have for very many years been favourite insects of children, who are reputed to regard them tenderly. The insects had many regional names (now mostly disused) such as the lady-cow, May-bug, golden-knop, golden-bugs (Suffolk); and variations on Bishop-Barnaby (Barney, Burney) Barnabee, Burnabee, and the Bishop-that-burneth. This article is about the English county. ...


The ladybird is immortalized in the children's nursery rhyme extant: A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. ...

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home
Your house is on fire and your children are gone
All except one, and that's Little Anne
For she has crept under the warming pan.

and ancient (recounted in an 1851 publication): Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ...

Dowdy-cow, dowdy-cow, ride away heame,
Thy house is burnt, and thy bairns are tean,
And if thou means to save thy bairns
Take thy wings and flee away!

The name which the insect bears in the various languages of Europe is clearly mythic. In this, as in other cases, the Blessed Virgin Mary has supplanted Freya, the fertility goddess of Norse mythology; so that Freyjuhaena and Frouehenge have been changed into Marienvoglein, which corresponds with Our Lady's Bird. There, can, therefore, be little doubt that the esteem with which the lady-bird, or Our Lady's cow, is still regarded, is a relic of ancient beliefs. World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... For the computer game, see Myth (computer game). ... Freyja in Wagners operas See Freya radar for German World War II radar. ... Fertility is the ability of people or animals to produce healthy offspring in abundance. ... A goddess, a female deity, contrasts with male deities, known as gods. A great many cultures have their own goddesses, sometimes alone, but more often as part of a larger pantheon that includes both of the conventional genders and in some cases even hermaphroditic deities. ... Norse mythology, Viking mythology or Scandinavian mythology refer to the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people. ...


In many places is North-Europe, tradition says you get a wish granted if a ladybug lands on you.


The ladybird is the symbol of the Dutch Foundation Against Senseless Violence. you can see the logo here (http://lasvegas.bazoon.nl/zinloosgeweld/zgcore/script/faq_get_image.asp?questionset_id=421&volgnr=1). Other companies using ladybirds as their corporate logo include Ladybird Books (owned by Pearson PLC and the Ladybird range of children's clothing sold by Woolworth's in the UK. Ladybird Books is a London-based publishing company that produces childrens books. ... Pearson plc is a London-based media conglomerate. ... Woolworths Group plc is a general merchandise business in the United Kingdom. ...


Notable species

Note that not all individuals show the number of spots suggested by their names:

  • Seven-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)
  • Two-spotted lady beetle (Adalia bipunctata)
  • Convergent lady beetle (Hippodamia convergens)
  • Spotted lady beetle (Coleomegilla maculata)
  • Twice-stabbed lady beetle (Chilocurus stigma)
  • Mexican bean beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant)
  • Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)

For a complete list of genera, see list of Coccinellidae genera. Binomial name Harmonia axyridis The Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis), often known as the Asian multicolored lady beetle because of the species tendency to vary in color from orange to yellow to even black, is now a common insect in North America. ... The coccinellids (Ladybirds or lady beetles) are grouped into several subfamilies and tribes organizing about 360 genera: Subfamily Coccidulinae Tribe Lithophilini Lithophilus Tribe Monocorynini Mimolithophilus Monocoryna Tribe Coccidulini Ladybug closeup from Minnesota Adoxellus Auladoria Botynella Bucolinus Bucolus Bura Coccidula Cranoryssus Empia Epipleuria Eupalea Erithionyx Eupaleoides Geodimmockius Hazisia Hypoceras Microrhizobius Mimoscymnus...


References

  • I. Hodek & A. Honek, Ecology of Coccinellidae (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1996)

1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

External links

Mid-larva stage
Pupal stage

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