V-Marked Lady Beetle

Neoharmonia venusta

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V-marked lady beetle crawling on a flower
Many of our native lady beetle species are quite beautiful. The V-marked lady beetle (Neoharmonia venusta) is very attractive. The pattern can vary greatly among individuals, but most in this species have a V on the back.
Donna Brunet
Other Common Name
V-Marked Ladybug; Charming Lady Beetle
Family

Coccinellidae (ladybird beetles) in the order Coleoptera (beetles)

Description

The V-marked lady beetle, one of our many native lady beetles, is very attractive. The pattern and coloration can vary greatly among individuals, but most in this species have a V on the back. They eat a variety of soft-bodied insects, including the larvae of leaf beetles. One of their principal foods are leaf beetles that feed on the leaves of willows.

Learn more about this and other lady beetles (ladybugs) on their group page.