Streaked Lady Beetle © rjmace (iNaturalist)

Streaked Lady Beetle © Sara Simpkins

Streaked Lady Beetle © Reiner Jakubowski

The Streaked Lady Beetle is native to North America. Its wing covers are reddish brown with black streaked markings. It is mostly active from May to August. This species is fairly uncommon.

Status

Native

The Streaked Lady Beetle has not received a ranked status in the United States. It is listed as Vulnerable in Alberta, Manitoba, Labrador, and Nova Scotia; and listed as Apparently Secure in Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Last Seen

2017

Fun Fact

In Arkansas, this species is often found on Catalpa nectaries and persimmon flowers.

Identification

Streaked Lady Beetles are 6.5 to 8.0 mm in length. Streaked Lady Beetles are highly variable in appearance.

Habitat

Conifers. Appears to prefer solitary trees.

General Range

North to Newfoundland, west to Alberta, south to Texas and east to the coast.

Food

Aphids.

Life History

Encountered most frequently from May until August, with a peak in July. Little information is available on the Streaked Lady Beetle.

More Information

You can find more information about Streaked Lady Beetles using the following links:

Vermont Distribution

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