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Last updated 01/16/2009

  California Beetle Project > Species Pages > Lebia vittata


Scientific name: Lebia vittata Fabricius
    Order Coleoptera
    Superfamily Caraboidea
    Family Carabidae

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What it looks like: This species averages 5mm in length. The head is orange with distinct lines on the frons (the lower part of the head). It has an orange pronotum. The antennae are usually dark with few hairs but become paler towards their tips. The elytra are yellow with dark longitudinal lines, and the ridge at their base is complete.

Where you'll find it: This species has been found throughout the United States and southern Canada.

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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