The Transverse Lady Beetle is native to North America. This species used to be very common, however it is now rare in the northeastern U.S. and beyond. Its wing covers are red or orange with a black band located behind the pronotum and two elongated black markings farther down. It feeds primarily on aphids and is most active from May to September.
The Transverse Lady Beetle’s distribution used to be extensive in the northern hemisphere, including populations located in Greenland.
You can find more information about Transverse Lady Beetles on their iNaturalist Species Account and Bug Guide info page.
Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map to find out where Transverse Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.