Rodolia

noun Ro·do·lia \rōˈdōlyə\

Definition of Rodolia

  1. :  a genus of predaceous ladybugs including the vedalia

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Origin and Etymology of rodolia

borrowed from New Latin, of unknown origin Name introduced by the French entomologist Étienne Mulsant (1797-1880), in the monograph Species des coléoptères trimères sécuripalpes (usually cited as 2. série, tome 2 [1850] of the Annales of the Société nationale d’Agriculture de Lyon), pp. 901-02. See note at Vedalia.


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