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Species Lebia pumila

Foliage Ground Beetle - Lebia pumila small ground beetle - Lebia pumila small carabid - Lebia pumila Beetle - carabid-like? - Lebia pumila Lebia pumila? - Lebia pumila Ground beetle - Lebia pumila Lebia pumila Ground Beetle - Lebia pumila - male
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 pumila (Lebia pumila)
Explanation of Names
Lebia pumila Dejean 1831
pumila = 'dwarf'
3-4 mm
Overall dark, with antennomere 3 usually pale; legs pale or dark (the latter resemble the non-metallic form of L. viridis)(1)
e NA to BC (TX-FL-NS-BC)(1)(2)
the only member of the pumila group in our fauna(2)