Transverse Lady Beetle By Christian Grenier

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.

Status

Native

Possibly Extirpated in New York, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick; Critically Imperiled in Ontario; Apparently Secure in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories; and Secure in British Columbia.

Last Seen

1976

Fun Fact

The Transverse Lady Beetle’s distribution used to be extensive in the northern hemisphere, including populations located in Greenland.

More Information

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Vermont Distribution

Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map and Occurrence Records to find out where Transverse Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.