What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  What type ladybeetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Date: 03/30/2019
Time: 05:27 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Never have seen this one before.  Native?
How you want your letter signed:  Dawn

Fifteen Spotted Lady Beetle

Dear 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.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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