Rodolia

noun

Ro·​do·​lia
rōˈdōlyə
: a genus of predaceous ladybugs including the vedalia

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, of unknown origin

Note: 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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“Rodolia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rodolia. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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