Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lebia grandis Hentz 1830
A large Lebia
with yellow/orange head and pronotum, and blue/green elytra deeply striated (1)
Mostly: Jun-Jul (Full: Mar-Sept) (BG data)
Late spring to fall (Mar-Sep, Nov in NC (3)
; Apr-Aug, Dec in SC (1)
; adults emerge May-Jun in MD)
Adults predatory on other insects, especially larval beetles.
Larvae parasitize Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, and false potato beetle, Leptinotarsa juncta.
Also the asparagus beetle Crioceris asparagi and others.
Adults overwinter; two generations per year in se. US
Adults are active primarily at night.
Used as biocontrol of several pests (see Food)