Lady Beetles of Vermont: Invasions, Extirpations, & Discoveries
May 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Native lady beetles play an important role as biological pest control agents, yet native populations have been in decline across North America. Vermont’s lady beetles seem to be following continental trends of decline, but due to lack of modern data, we do not understand what native lady beetles remain in Vermont, how their populations are doing, or what conservation initiatives may need to be implemented.
The Vermont Atlas of Life (VAL) team at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies created the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas to find answers to some of these questions. The team is calling on community naturalists to join us in our search. On May 20, join the team on Zoom to learn more about Vermont’s incredible lady beetle species, what the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas has found thus far, and how you can participate in this research using iNaturalist.