Lebia grandis (predator)

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Lebia grandis first instar larva (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): D.C. Weber, D.L. Rowley, M.H. Greenstone and M.M. Athanas
Source: Journal of Insect Science, 2006, 6 (9)

Lebia grandis (predator) Hentz
is native to North America and a natural enemy of Leptinotarsa decemlineata. The larvae are obligate parasitoids of L. decemlineata pupae, while the adults prey on L. decemlineata eggs and larvae.

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