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March 31, 2021

Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles

'Tis the season for lady beetles to come out of their overwintering sites! Some of the species are easier to find than others. For example, Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles have become associated with the Beech Scale component of Beech Bark Disease since the introduction of the disease. On warm spring days, check American Beech trees that have beech bark scale, which looks like a bunch of small, white, fluffy dots. You can often find small, black lady beetles that have two red dots on their wing covers crawling on the trunk of the tree. See the associated observations of the beetles I found while searching infected Beech trees!

For an identification guide on Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles, visit the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas.

Posted on March 31, 2021 16:29 by jpupko jpupko | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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