Yes, I believe you are correct. Nice find!!
Thanks, Denis! Wasn't overly hard to find; sort of right in front of me.
Sure looks like one Joanne. This species is out very early in the spring - late April early May, depending on the year. I don't recall ever seeing one this late in the season.
Like Danny, I tend to see them in the spring and fall, which makes sense, as they overwinter as adults. Last year seemed to be a good one for observing them into November and certainly this year has been as well. Here is a link to my three records on iNaturalist from November last year:
November 2016 records
Denis and Danny.... this is the first one I've EVER seen.
I did note [Tom Murray's Insects of New England and New York] that it's best to look at the underside to be sure of id but I couldn't convince the Beetle to allow an image!
Congrats on lifer lady beetle, Joanne! They are indeed wonderful. A good place to scope them out is on the edge of a stand of young poplars with smoother bark on the edge of a field or pasture.
Thanks for that info, Denis! I've found that my interest in moths have made me more aware of 'those other critters'. I'll keep your words re Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles in mind when I'm looking for Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers in Poplar stands after this.
WTG Joanne!! Haven't seen any Beetles lately...If I leave the porch light on, I still get a few Moths though. lol
very nice Joanne
Thank you, Tom.