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Species Lebia atriventris

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Harpalinae
Supertribe Harpalitae
Tribe Lebiini
Subtribe Lebiina
Genus Lebia (Colorful Foliage Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Loxopeza)
No Taxon (atriventris group)
Species atriventris (Lebia atriventris)
Explanation of Names
Lebia atriventris Say 1823
5-8 mm(1)
Large, nearly oval, quite flat, only slightly convex. Head, pronotum, legs (except tarsi) reddish yellow, elytra dark purple to bluish. Elytra have shallow striations, closely punctate.(2)
e NA to Rockies (NM-FL-QC-AB)(3)(4)
meadows and open woods(1)
comes to lights(1)
See Also

L. grandis--elytra deeply striated; e. NA
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3.A revision of the genus Lebia Latreille in America North of México (Coleoptera, Carabidae)
Madge R.B. 1967. Quaestiones Entomologicae 3(3): 139-242.
4.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.