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Species Lebia viridis

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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 (viridis group)
Species viridis (Lebia viridis)
Explanation of Names
Lebia viridis Say 1823
viridis = 'green'
5-7 mm(1)
transcontinental, Canada to Guatemala, W. Indies; ranges farther north than any other Lebia (to NT-YT)(2)
Mostly diurnal; adults active late spring and summer on flowers and vegetation.(3)
comes to lights; very common
See Also
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.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.