The Latin word ursina means "bear-like." Several species of Brachiacantha have animal-related names, such as felina (cat-like) and testudo (tortoise). The English name refers to its distinctive coloration. However, the color form with large confluent orange markings can appear to be orange with black spots.
Size: 2 - 2.5 mm
Food: Poorly known; possibly scale insects
Habitat: Poorly known
Range: Southeastern Canada to South Carolina, west/northwest to south central Canada