Family: Lady Beetles (Coccinellidae)
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Ladybugs are brightly colored to serve as a warning to predators. They release a distasteful chemical to ward off predators.
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This species was once found throughout the state and was considered common. The decline went largely unnoticed until the 1980s. The New York range currently includes locations in central, western, and northern New York.
Declines were first noted during the 1980s. The Lost Ladybug Project (Cornell University 2013) reported C. trifasciata at 12 sites.
Abundant data are not available, but this species was once considered common and found throughout New York. The population appears to be lower now than in the early to mid-1900s. The decline went largely unnoticed until the 1980s. Most recent observations indicate a range reduction in New York. The species has been found in central, western, and northern parts of the state (Cornell University 2013).