plural noun Coc·ci·nel·li·dae \-ˈneləˌdē\

Definition of Coccinellidae

  1. :  a family of small usually hemispherical beetles that are known as ladybugs and that have larvae which are mostly beneficial predators of aphids and other small insects — compare mexican bean beetle

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Origin and Etymology of coccinellidae

New Latin, from Coccinella, type genus + -idae

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