The Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle is native to the U.S. and Canada. It has two red spots on its wing covers and a solid black body. It lives primarily in forested habitats and feeds on aphids and other pests, making it an important species in both natural and commercial forests. This species overwinters in leaf litter.
The Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle is showing some success at controlling the Elongate Hemlock Scale (Fiorinia externa Ferris), a species damaging North American hemlock trees.
You can find more information about Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles on their iNaturalist Species Account and their Bug Guide info page.
Visit the iNaturalist Observation Map to find out where Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles have been seen in Vermont.