Join the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas!

Did you know that there are 42 species of lady beetle that have been recorded in the state of Vermont? Of these species, 35 are native! Sadly, many native lady beetle species have been in decline across North America, thought to be caused by a combination of land use change and the introduction of non-native lady beetle species.

In Vermont, we do not have many data on Vermont's modern lady beetle fauna. Additionally, 12 of our native species have not been seen in over 40 years - are they extirpated (extinct) in Vermont, or do they still exist in small populations? The VAL team has started the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas and the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas on iNaturalist to answer these questions and more. Join us in our search!

How you can help:

Please reach out to Julia Pupko (jpupko@vtecostudies.org) or Kent McFarland (kmcfarland@vtecostudies.org) with any questions!

Publicado por jpupko jpupko, 21 de abril de 2021 15:46

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