The Marsh Lady Beetle, also known as the Swamp Lady Beetle, is native to the United States and Canada. It’s found primarily in damp areas with low-growing vegetation. Its wing covers are primarily cream colored with black spots.
Ranked as Imperiled in Saskatchewan; Vulnerable in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories; Apparently Secure in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia; and Secure in Labrador, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The Marsh Lady Beetle has not been ranked in the United States.
The Marsh Lady Beetle’s Latin name (Anisosticta bitriangularis) means “two triangles” (“bis” – twice; “trangularis” – of or belonging to a triangle). This refers to the two areas on this species’ pronotum where three spots are clustered in a triangular shape.
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Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map and Occurrence Records to find out where Marsh Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.