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

Identifying Characteristics [-]
Adalia bipunctata is 4-5 mm long and ovoid-shaped. The head and thorax is black with yellow markings. Elytra are orange-red, typically with one black spot on each (Street 2001). However, there are variations that include: four to six spots, transverse markings, or a black background (Marshall 2000). Undersides are black to reddish-brown. Larvae are soft-bodied, black with yellow and white spots, and elongate (Street 2001).

Diet [-]
The primary diet is soft-bodied insects, especially aphids. Pollen is also consumed.
The Best Time to See
The best time to look for lady beetles is early summer when it isn't too dry. 
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Present Active
The time of year you would expect to find Two-spotted Lady Beetle present (blue shading) and active (orange shading) in New York.