The Painted Lady Beetle is native to North American boreal forests. It’s primarily found in the northwest, however scattered records of it exist in the northeast as well. It feeds primarily on aphids and adelgids.
Ranked as Apparently Secure in New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Yukon; and Secure in British Columbia.
The Painted Lady Beetle is reliably identified by the patterns on its underside, since its wing color patterns are extremely variable.
You can find more information about Painted Lady Beetles using the following links:
Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map and Occurrence Records to find out where Painted Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.