Welcome to the Lost Ladybug Project

Across North America ladybug species composition is changing.  Over the past twenty years native ladybugs that were once very common have become extremely rare.  During this same time ladybugs from other parts of the world have greatly increased both their numbers and range. This is happening very quickly and we don’t know how, or why, or what impact it will have on ladybug diversity or the role that ladybugs play in keeping plant-feeding insect populations low.  We're asking you to join us in finding out where all the ladybugs have gone so we can try to prevent more native species from becoming so rare.

26576 ladybugs contributed as of August 1, 2014

Anatis rathvoni found by Gerry Queener in Clarkia, Idaho July 31, 2009

Harmonia axyridis found by Cecilia Harpel in Brush Prairie, Washington, July 2013

Neoharmonia venusta found by Scott Hobson in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, July 2013

Coccinella novemnotata found by Amanda Crowson in Helena, Montana, August 2013

Harmonia axyridis found by Emily Damstra in Kitchener, Ontario, July 2008

Anatis mali found by Diane Coombs in Kelligrews, Alberta July 5, 2008

Coccinella transversoguttata found by Amanda Crowson in Helena, Montana, May 2013

Coccinella novemnotata found by Gail Starr in Falcon, Colorado, July 2012

Hippodamia convergens found by Susan Gibbons in Morgan, Texas, March 2013

Coccinella septempunctata found by Samantha Adams in Juno, Alaska, June 2013

Coccinella septempunctata found by Diane Dulak in Stephenson, Michigan, July 2009

Harmonia axyridis found by Shelly Cox in Savannah, Missouri October 5, 2009

Coccinella septempunctata found by Rachel Rivers in Vancouver, Washington, January 2014

Hippodamia convergens found by Ben Losey in Black Hills, South Dakota, July 2008

Coccinella septempunctata found by Phil Huntley-Franck in Elkton, Oregon August 3, 2009

Harmonia axyridis found by Kaye Brubaker in Washington, DC, June 2013

Olla v-nigrum found by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers in Blanco, Texas September 25, 2009

Harmonia axyridis found by Maddie Koegler in Corvallis, Oregon June 11, 2009

Harmonia axyridis found by Shelly Cox in Savannah, Missouri May 3, 2009

Hippodamia convergens found by the Curdts family at Lizard Head Rock, Colorado July 2009

The Lost Ladybug Project is proud to announce our new App!!!
We hope this tool will help make participation even easier.