The Twenty-spotted Lady Beetle is native to North America. This species feeds primarily on fungus, especially mildews. It’s usually found at the base of Skunk Cabbage plants in the early spring, moving to any plant with powdery mildew on it in the summer and early fall. Its spot pattern varies, however its overall color is usually pale with dark or multi-colored spots.
Listed as Vulnerable in Indiana; Imperiled in Saskatchewan; Apparently Secure in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Newfoundland; and Secure in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and British Columbia.
Another common name for the Twenty-spotted Lady Beetle is the “Wee-tiny Ladybug”.
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Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map and Occurrence Records to find out where Twenty-spotted Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.