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Photo#391089
Colorful Foliage Ground Beetle - Lebia pectita

Colorful Foliage Ground Beetle - Lebia pectita
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
May 1, 2010
Size: 5.2mm

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Lebia pectita
is confirmed based on my microscopic examination of this specimen which is now a photo-voucher in the P.W.Messer collection. Thanks Tom. A new species both for BugGuide and for my reference collection. I trust # 391090 is the same specimen.

 
Same beetle
I just took 2 pictures of the same beetle. I wish I found more of these handsome carabids:-)

Moved tenatively pending Peter's verdict; wow, Tom...
...you did it again! it's been a while since a new e. Lebia has been added!

Moved from Colorful Foliage Ground Beetles.

 
Lebia pectita
The tan lines look like someone painted them on the black elytra. When I saw it, I knew it was a new one for me. This one was found running around a sand pit, trying to hide in a small grass plant.

 
Yes,
this pretty boy (or girl?) does excite me. Would like to study it and add to my collection. Thanks in advance Tom.

 
this pretty boy (or girl?)
Peter, I have it saved and I'll send it along with a few other carabids soon.

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