vedalia

/ (vɪˈdeɪlɪə) /

noun

an Australian ladybird, Rodolia cardinalis, introduced elsewhere to control the scale insect Icerya purchasi, which is a pest of citrus fruits

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Word Origin for vedalia

C20: from New Latin
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