Lebia vittata
Colorful foliage Ground Beetle
Family - Carabidae
1/4 inch

lebia vittata ground beetle

red ground beetle
I found these tiny beetles in only one area among all that I searched but I'm sure they were everywhere at
Strawberry Reservoir.  The larvae and adults are predatory, though many feed on plants as well. These have
to be about the most colorful Carabidae I've seen.  © Carol Davis, 8-27-2009

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