convergent lady beetle

variants: or less commonly convergent ladybug or convergent
plural -s

Definition of convergent lady beetle

: a common North American ladybug (Hippodamia convergens) that has red or orange elytra with black spots and feeds on small insects and especially aphids

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History and Etymology for convergent lady beetle

so called from the two converging white lines on its prothorax

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“Convergent lady beetle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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