Two-spotted Lady Beetle © Paweł Pieluszyński

The Two-spotted Lady Beetle is native to North America. Although this species’ patterns are highly variable, its most common form is red or orange with a single black spot on each wing cover. It is generally found on shrubs and trees, and is considered a prey generalist. In the U.S., this species has disappeared from much of its historic range.

Status

Native

Ranked as Imperiled in New York; Vulnerable in Indiana, Labrador, Manitoba, and the Northwest Territories; Apparently Secure in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Yukon; and Secure in British Columbia and New Brunswick.

Last Seen

1971

Fun Fact

The Two-spotted Lady Beetle is designated a “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” in New York.

More Information

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Vermont Distribution

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