The Seven-spotted Lady Beetle is native to Europe and successfully established in the U.S. in 1973. It gets its name from the number of spots on its wing covers — three on each side and one in the middle. This species is a voracious aphid predator.
The Seven-spotted Lady Beetle is the official state insect in five different states: Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Tennessee.
You can find more information about Seven-spotted Lady Beetles on their iNaturalist Species Account and on their Bug Guide info page.
Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map to find out where Seven-spotted Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.