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Species Lebia solea

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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 Lebia)
No Taxon (vittata group)
Species solea (Lebia solea)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lebia solea Hentz 1830
4.5-6 mm(1)
elytral pattern variable; readily distinguished from the rest of our Lebia by the combination of strongly constricted neck, basally widened pronotal margins, and the frons striated only on the lateral thirds(2)
e NA (TX-FL-NS-MB) / Cuba & Mex. (3)
Diurnal adults active late spring thru summer, on flowers, trees, and shrubs(4)
comes to lights(1)
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. Quaest. Entomol. 3: 139-242.
3.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
4.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.