Convergent Lady Beetle

North Dakota State Insect

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Convergent lady beetle (ladybug)

Convergent lady beetles (ladybugs); photo by Steve Jurvetson on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Convergent Lady Beetle

North Dakota designated the convergent lady beetle (commonly called ladybug) as the official state insect in 2011. Second grade students from Kenmare Elementary School (with assistance from their teacher Tamara McNeiley) were instrumental in passing the legislation. 

A common species throughout the United States, the convergent lady beetle (Hippodamia convergens) is mainly a solitary species, except when overwintering, when hundreds may collect.

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Images

Convergent lady beetles (ladybugs); photo by Steve Jurvetson on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Convergent lady beetles (ladybugs)

Videos

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