Four-spotted Spurleg Lady Beetle © bob15noble (iNaturalist)

The Four-spotted Spurleg Lady Beetle is native to North America. Two subspecies exist: Brachiacantha quadripunctata quadripunctata and Brachiacantha quadripunctata flavifrons. Both subspecies look very similar: black wing covers with four red spots (two near their pronotum and two at their rear). This species was found in Vermont in 2020 for the first time since 1976.

Status

Native

Not ranked in the United States or in Canada

Last Seen

2020

Fun Fact

The Four-spotted Spurleg Lady Beetle’s species name (quadripunctata) means “four-pointed”, referring to their four spots.

More Information

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Vermont Distribution

Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map and Occurrence Records to find out where Four-spotted Suprleg Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.