California Beetle Project > Species Pages > Lebia cyanipennis
Scientific name: Lebia cyanipennis Dejean
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What it looks like: This species averages 5mm in length. The head and legs are usually black, while the pronotum may be red/orange or black. The wing covers are shiny metallic, dark metallic, or dull blue metallic and the ridge at their base is complete.
Where you'll find it: This species has been found throughout much of western North America.
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.