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Lebia solea TL: ~5 mm. Reddish brown, except for two black stripes on each elytron. Pronotum with flattened side margins. Grooved elytra. <br />
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Fun fact: The larvae are ectoparasitoids of leaf beetle pupae.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a light in a semi-rural area Carabidae,Geotagged,Lebia,Lebia solea,Spring,United States,beetle,ground beetle Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Lebia solea

TL: ~5 mm. Reddish brown, except for two black stripes on each elytron. Pronotum with flattened side margins. Grooved elytra.

Fun fact: The larvae are ectoparasitoids of leaf beetle pupae.

Habitat: Attracted to a light in a semi-rural area

    comments (5)

  1. The Lebia genus is growing! Posted one month ago
    1. Hope we find more! They are cuties! Posted one month ago
    2. Thanks to this photo, we have 50% more now!
      We do have to work on our fun facts though. Babies eating other babies may be a fact, but fun....
      Posted one month ago
      1. Fun fact: Most "fun facts" use the term "fun" very liberally. Posted one month ago
        1. Similar to "frequently asked questions", where I suspect nobody has ever asked any of these questions :) Posted one month ago

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''Lebia solea'' is a species of ground beetle in the family Carabidae. It is found in North America.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 27, 2020. Captured May 26, 2020 11:42 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm