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Small Beetle - Lebia viridipennis

Small Beetle - Lebia viridipennis
Ponca State Park , Dixon County, Nebraska, USA
September 23, 2008
Size: approx. 1/4"
Found this small green and red beetle on goldenrod. Any help with ID appreciated.

Thanks,

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

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Small Beetle - Lebia viridipennis Small Beetle - Lebia viridipennis

Lebia sp.,
one of the colorful "ground beetles" which as an adult prefers to graze atop flowers. The dorsal color pattern plus darkened "knees" remind me of Lebia viridipennis

 
Thanks Peter!
Thanks for your help. Looks like a good match with the photos in the guide.

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE