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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Coccinella  \Coc`ci*nel"la\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  L.  coccineus 
  scarlet-colored.  See  {Cochoneal}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  small  beetles  of  many  species.  They  and  their 
  larv[ae]  feed  on  aphids  or  plant  lice,  and  hence  are  of  great 
  benefit  to  man.  Also  called  {ladybirds}  and  {ladybugs}.