Convergent Lady Beetle
Hippodamia convergens (Guerin-Meneville)

Description: The convergent lady beetle is named for the two white lines on the pronotum (shield-like area behind the head) that, if extended, would con-verge. The margin of the pronotum also is lined with white. The number of black dots on the adults ranges from a few to 13. Adults may congregate in sheltered areas to overwinter.

Prey: Adults and larvae feed primarily on aphids and can become very abundant when aphids are present. Adults also feed on nectar and pollen.