Subject: What type ladybeetle
Geographic location of the bug: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Time: 05:27 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Never have seen this one before. Native?
How you want your letter signed: Dawn
We are quite confident we have correctly identified your Fifteen Spotted Lady Beetle, Anatis labiculata, thanks to this BugGuide image. According to BugGuide: “Like other Anatis species, Fifteen-spotted Lady Beetles darken with age. In the oldest individuals, the spots may not be visible against the dark background color.”