Lebia grandis beetle eating eggs

Lebia grandis beetle eating eggs

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Credit: PEGGY GREB/US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lebia grandis beetle eating eggs of the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata). Adults of Lebia grandis, a carabid beetle, are voracious predators of Colorado potato beetle eggs and larvae. A single adult can eat over 20 of the eggs a day.

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