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ladybird (ladybug) Any of a large number of small, brightly coloured beetles; the most common are red with conspicuous black spots and a black and white head. Ladybirds and their larvae are regarded as useful by farmers because their diet consists primarily of aphids. Family Coccinellidae.
ladybird the ladybird is traditionally regarded as lucky, and its name (‘Our Lady's bird’) associates it with the Virgin Mary.
ladybird See COCCINELLIDAE.
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