Esteemed Sigil Lady Beetle © Tom Preney

Esteemed Sigil Lady Beetle © Jeff Cramer

Esteemed Sigil Lady Beetle © David McCorquodale

The Esteemed Sigil Lady Beetle is native to North America. Its wing covers are black with orange or pale yellow spots of varying sizes (one larger in the middle, smaller spots toward the rear).

Status

Native

Has not been Ranked in the United States or in Canada.

Last Seen

1969

Fun Fact

The Esteemed Sigil Lady Beetle’s species name (proba) means “proper, upright, virtuous”.

Identification

The Esteemed Sigil Lady Beetle is 2.0 to 3.0 mm in length.

Habitat

Likely woodlands, orchards, and sometimes found in fields.

General Range

Eastern and central United States.

Food

Scale insects.

Life Cycle

One study found the Esteemed Sigil Lady Beetle to be most abundant in July and August.

Little is known about this insect.

More Information

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Vermont Distribution

Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map and Occurrence Records to find out where Esteemed Sigil Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.