Official State Insect of North Dakota
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 adopting these ladybugs as symbols of North Dakota. All State Insects
Convergent Lady Beetle Facts
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. Five other states recognize ladybugs as official insect symbols: Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Tennessee.