New York Natural Heritage Program
Two-spotted Lady Beetle
Adalia bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Insects

Habitat [-]
This lady beetle can be found in a variety of habitats as long as aphids or other small, soft-bodied insects are present (Street 2001). The Lost Ladybug Project (Cornell University 2013) reported A. bipunctata in gardens, yards/backyards, and woods/trees (non-orchard) in New York.

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Cropland/field crops
    An agricultural field planted in field crops such as alfalfa, wheat, timothy, and oats. This community includes hayfields that are rotated to pasture.
  • Successional old field
    A meadow dominated by forbs and grasses that occurs on sites that have been cleared and plowed (for farming or development), and then abandoned or only occasionally mowed.
  • Successional shrubland
    A shrubland that occurs on sites that have been cleared (for farming, logging, development, etc.) or otherwise disturbed. This community has at least 50% cover of shrubs.