While they are a fairly common sight in gardens most of the ladybugs that are seen in the US are not native species.  Many of the ladybugs that people see in our area are species that were introduced from Asia and Europe.  Over the last couple years we have observed 5 species of ladybugs on our campus only one of which was a species native to North America.  One way that anybody can contribute to the tracking and study of these insects is to participate in the Lost Ladybug Project.  Click here to learn more about ladybugs and the Lost Ladybug Project.

 The seven-spoted ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata) Spotted on our nature trail on May 13, 2018
Convergent ladybug (Hippodamia convergens) spotted on the nature trail May 19, 2018

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