The Undoubtable Lady Beetle is native to North America. Its wing covers are black with three pale spots on each. Male and female markings differ from each other.
The Undoubtable Lady Beetle has not been ranked in the United States or Canada.
The Undoubtable Lady Beetle might get its name from physical characteristics that make it distinct and easy to identify compared to other species.
The Undoubtable Lady Beetle is 2.5 to 3.2 mm in length, with a body that is oval in overall shape.
- The elytra are black, each elytron has three yellow to orange spots, two of which are located towards the middle of the elytra, one of which is located at the outer margin of each elytron. Elytra are punctured.
- Head is orange to yellow in color, males with an entirely pale head.
- Legs are light orange to brown in color.
- Male: Pronotum is black. Yellow to orange anterolateral angles and anterior margin of the pronotum. Anterior margin is wide and extends into the black portion of the pronotum.
- Female: Pronotum is black, anterolateral angles are orange to yellow in color.
- Often confused with other species in the Brachiacantha genus.
Found in the midwestern to eastern United States. North to New Hampshire and Minnesota, south to North Carolina and Tennessee.
Unknown. Little research has been done on this species.
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