The Painted Lady Beetle is native to North American boreal forests. It’s primarily found in the northwest, however scattered records of it exist in the northeast as well. It feeds primarily on aphids and adelgids.
The Painted Lady Beetle is reliably identified by the patterns on its underside, since its wing color patterns are extremely variable.
You can find more information about Painted Lady Beetles on their iNaturalist Species Account and Bug Guide info page.
Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map to find out where Painted Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.