The Nine-spotted Lady Beetle is native to North America. Once a common species in the northeastern U.S., it is now considered rare. This species has four black spots on each wing cover and one that is split between them. The suture between the wing covers is also black. It is most active from May to September.
The Nine-spotted Lady Beetle is New York’s state insect.
You can find more information about Nine-spotted Lady Beetles on their iNaturalist Species Account and Bug Guide info page.
Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map to find out where Nine-spotted Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.