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Coccinellids are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, head and antennae.
Known variously as ladybirds (UK, Ireland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, India and Malta) or ladybugs (originating in North America, spread through media to many other parts of the world).
When they need to use a common name, entomologists widely prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles, as these insects are not true bugs. Lesser-used names include God's cow, ladyclock, lady cow, and lady fly.