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Species Lebia analis

Lebia - Lebia analis Beetle - Lebia analis Lebia analis - female Lebia analis Colorful Foliage Ground Beetle - Lebia analis Lebia analis  - Lebia analis Lebia analis Lebia analis? - Lebia analis
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 Lebia)
Species analis (Lebia analis)
Explanation of Names
Lebia analis Dejean 1825
4.5-6 mm(1)
The dark (usually almost black) striated frons and the pale abdomen combine to distinguish analis from all our other Lebia except scalpta. Where these two overlap in TX the elytral pattern of scalpta is distinctive. In AZ the elytral patterns of the two are very similar but the pale apical marking is interrupted by a fine black border along the suture in analis, uninterrupted in scalpta. In addition, the upper lateral regions of the pronotum are definitely striated in analis, rugose in scalpta.(2)
e US to AZ (ON-FL to SD-AZ) to Guatemala & Bahamas(3)
the only member of the analis group in our fauna(3); very common
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 revision of the genus Lebia Latreille in America North of México (Coleoptera, Carabidae)
Madge R.B. 1967. Quaestiones Entomologicae 3(3): 139-242.
3.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.