Checklist of Lady Beetles (Coccinellidae) of Vermont, USA

Latest version published by Vermont Center for Ecostudies on Mar 14, 2024 Vermont Center for Ecostudies
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14 March 2024
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A 1976 checklist of Coccinellidae from Vermont, USA listed 38 species in 16 genera (Parker et al. 1976) based on occurrence records known at the time. The authors listed the first and last date each species was collected in Vermont and the total number of specimens known, a snapshot of Lady Beetle life in Vermont prior to 1976.Since at least the 1980s, native Lady Beetles that were once very common across the region have become rare or have even gone missing. But there was little information readily available from Vermont. Spurred on by the 1976 report, we began to assemble as much primary occurrence data as possible. We digitizing records from the historic document, museum collections from across Vermont, and Vermont records from projects like the Lost Ladybug Project at Cornell University. From 2019 to 2023, we recruited community scientists from across the state to help us record Lady Beetles via the Vermont Atlas of Life Lady Beetle Atlas ( We assembled this checklist from over 9,000 occurrence records, both historic and recent. The checklist now contains 48 species in 21 genera, with seven species known to be introduced.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

McFarland K, Pupko J, Anderson E (2024). Checklist of Lady Beetles (Coccinellidae) of Vermont, USA. Version 1.1. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Checklist dataset.


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Kent McFarland
  • Metadata Provider
  • Author
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
conservation biologist
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
05055 Norwich
Julia Pupko
  • Originator
Emily Anderson
  • Originator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Geographic Coverage

State of Vermont, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [42.6, -73], North East [45.1, -71]

Taxonomic Coverage

Lady Beetles (Coccinellidae)

Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1890-01-01 / 2024-01-01

Project Data

Title Vermont Atlas of Life - Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas
Identifier VAL
Study Area Description State of Vermont, USA
Design Description

Sampling Methods

Study Extent State of Vermont, USA

Method step description:


Bibliographic Citations

  1. Parker, B. L. (1976). Lady beetles: A checklist of the Coccinellidae of Vermont (Insecta: Coleoptera). Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Vermont.
  2. Pupko, J., & McFarland, K. (2022). Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas: Progress Report. Vermont Center for Ecostudies-Vermont Atlas of Life.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 97297349-0864-4e3a-b6e1-1a80a0594e00