Thirteen-spotted Lady Beetle © Ethan Maitra

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.

Status

Native

Last Seen

1913

Fun Fact

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.

More Information

You can find more information about Thirteen-spotted Lady Beetles on their iNaturalist Species Account and on their Bug Guide info page.

Vermont Distribution

Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map to find out where Thirteen-spotted Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.