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Species Lebia vittata

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Classification
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 vittata (Lebia vittata)
Explanation of Names
Lebia vittata (Fabricius 1777)
Size
5.5-8 mm
Identification
The vittate elytra, pale head, and femora dark at least apically, distinguish L. vittata from all our Lebia spp. except L. pectita, from which this species is readily separated by elytral pattern (sutural vitta forked basally) and the complete basal ridge of the elytra(1)
Range
widely dist. (NS-BC to FL-CA), Canada to Mexico(2)