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  California Beetle Project > Species Pages > Lebia bilineata


Scientific name: Lebia bilineata Motschulsky
    Order Coleoptera
    Superfamily Caraboidea
    Family Carabidae

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What it looks like: This species averages 5mm in length. Lebia bilineata has a dark head with a few distinct wrinkles close to the eyes. The pronotum is orange with narrow margins. The elytra are dark with yellow longitudinal lines, and the basal half of the abdomen is dark.

Where you'll find it: This species has been found along the weste coast of North America from Oregon to southern California.

Natural History: Nothing is known of this species natural history.

This page was written by Beatriz Alvarez, a 2005 participant in the Quasars to Sea Stars teen program.

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