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Ground Beetle - Lebia viridis

Ground Beetle - Lebia viridis
Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
August 18, 2004

viridis vs. viridipennis?
Ground Beetles of South Carolina (1) says pronotum of L. viridipennis is bright rufous. Of course, coloration might vary regionally. This looks like what I'm calling L. viridis, perhaps, to me--all green, but I'm just beginning to look at this group. Ground beetles are really tough.

Any ideas, comments? I continue to be in awe of your beetle-finding skills.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

L. vividis
That does look like the closest match I can figure from this site.
I like to get out a lot, and beetles are my favorite insects, so I look for them first, and take whatever else I can get. Mostly I look along woodland trails, occasionally mixing in a day of open fields. Thanks Patrick.

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