Lebia

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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What is the animal Lebia known for?

Lebia is a genus of predatory ground beetles that are known for their colorful and flattened appearance.
They are also remarkable for their diverse and complex behaviors, such as parasitism, predation, and homosexuality.
Here are some facts about Lebia:
  • Lebia has over 700 species in 17 subgenera, and they are found worldwide.
  • Lebia beetles are often iridescent or vividly colored, with wide and flattened elytra (wing covers).
    They are usually small or medium-sized, ranging from 2 to 15 mm in length.
  • Lebia beetles are predators that feed on small insects, especially leaf beetles and their larvae.
    Some species of Lebia are parasitic, meaning they lay their eggs inside the larvae of leaf beetles and then eat them from the inside.
  • Lebia beetles also exhibit homosexual behavior, which means they engage in same-sex sexual activity, courtship, affection, pair bonding, and parenting.
    Homosexual behavior has been observed in over 1,500 animal species, including Lebia.
  • Lebia beetles are not the only animals that show homosexual behavior.
    Some other examples are mallards, gulls, frogs, dolphins, lions, penguins, and sheep.
  • Homosexual behavior in animals may have various evolutionary and ecological benefits, such as reducing conflict, enhancing social stability, increasing reproductive success, and promoting genetic diversity.
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Where does the Lebia live?

The Lebia is a genus of beetles that belongs to the family Carabidae, which are commonly known as ground beetles.
They are found worldwide, especially in Europe, and North America.
Common habitats are under the bark of trees or sand by the edge of ponds and rivers.
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