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Calleida viridipennis

Calleida viridipennis
Towson, 39.415, -76.564, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
September 5, 1985
Size: 12 mm
Collected at UV light in deciduous woods. The elytral margins are coppery red but this did not come out in the picture. I do not know of a good key to the genus. I identified this beetle by going through drawers of Lebiini at the Smithsonian. Note the squared-off elytral tips, bright metallic color, thin green pronotum, and general elongate form. (I can't believe I was in high school when I found this beetle. How time flies!) Also, see the comments at the bottom of image below for more info on the identification and ecology of this neat beetle.

Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP)
First record and photo for MBP:

Key for SC species
A neat beetle. Ciegler, Ground Beetles of South Carolina, p. 126, gives a key to the five South Carolina species (1). I added some information from that reference to the guide page. Ciegler adapted the key from Horn, Synopsis of the species of the tribe Lebiini. Transactions of the American Entomological Society (1882) 10:126-183.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

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