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.
Find 'em & Photograph 'em!
Use your smartphone to photograph ladybugs, record the habitat in which they are found and the location.
Send your photographed ladybugs to the Lost Ladybug Project website to help us identify their species and track their populations.
Review Your Bugs
Keep a record of your spotted ladybugs right on your phone.