New York Natural Heritage Program
Nine-spotted Lady Beetle
Coccinella novemnotata Herbst, 1793
Insects
Family: Lady Beetles (Coccinellidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G2
A Global Rarity Rank of G2 means: Imperiled globally because of rarity (6 - 20 occurrences, or few remaining acres, or miles of stream) or very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors.


Did you know?
Nine-spotted lady beetle was designated New York state's official insect in 1989.

State Ranking Justification [-]
This species was once considered common throughout the state. As of 2013, there is one known occurrence in New York State on an organic farm on Long Island. The decline went largely unnoticed until the 1980s.

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