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  California Beetle Project > Species Pages > Lebia perita


Scientific name: Lebia perita Casey
    Order Coleoptera
    Superfamily Caraboidea
    Family Carabidae

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What it looks like: This species averages 5mm in length. The head is black with distinct fine lines, especially along the frons (lower part of the head). The pronotum, legs, and antennae are completely black. The wing cover is shiny metallic, dark metallic, or dull blue metallic and the ridge at the base of the wing cover is incomplete.

Where you'll find it: This species has been found from southern British Columbia to southern California.

Natural History: Nothing is known about 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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