Geographical Range United States, Canada
Habitat Meadows, marshes, croplands, gardens
Scientific Name Coccinella novemnotata
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

This little beetle is known to children from nursery rhymes, and known to farmers as a hero. There are a number of different kinds of ladybug beetles. This particular one is known as the "nine-spotted ladybug." Another species saved the California citrus tree crop in 1888, when the scale insect almost wiped out the entire crop. Give those ladybugs a medal!