The Thirteen-spotted Lady Beetle is native to North America. Its wing covers are reddish orange with thirteen black spots in total. This species is found primarily in wet meadows and marshes, lake shores, and flood plains. It feeds on aphids and is most active from May to September.
Listed as Critically Imperiled in the Prince Edward Island; Imperiled in Nova Scotia; Apparently Secure in New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories; and Secure in British Columbia.
Thirteen-spotted Lady Beetle populations have declined over several decades. Scientists believe that introduction and establishment of the Seven-spotted Lady Beetle is one of the primary causes.
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