Nephus flavifrons © Guy Hanley

Nephus flavifrons © Russell Pfau

Nephus flavifrons © Tom Murray

The Tiny Lady Beetle is native to North America. It is also known as the Yellow-fronted Lady Beetle. Its wing covers are black with one red spot on each towards its back end.



The Tiny Lady Beetle has not been ranked in the United States or in Canada.

Last Seen


Fun Fact

Tiny Lady Beetles have two red spots on their wing covers almost everywhere in the U.S., except southern Texas — Tiny Lady Beetles there have two yellow spots. A Tiny Lady Beetle was found in a peat bog in Cape Breton, Canada from 12,300 years BP, they are no longer found in this region!


The Tiny Lady Beetle is between 1.5 and 2 mm in length.


Arboreal. Can also be found in agricultural crops.

General Range

Texas to Nebraska, east to the coast, south to Florida, and north to southern Quebec.


Likely aphids and other soft-bodied insects.

Life History

Can be found from April to October. Little is known about the life history of the Tiny Lady Beetle.

More Information

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

Vermont Distribution

Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map (no Occurrence Records yet) to find out where Tiny Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.