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.
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.
You can find more information about Thirteen-spotted Lady Beetles on their iNaturalist Species Account and on their Bug Guide info page.
Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map to find out where Thirteen-spotted Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.