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Species Zicrona caerulea

Pentatomidae - Zicrona sp - Zicrona caerulea Pentatomidae - Zicrona sp - Zicrona caerulea Pentatomidae - Zicrona sp - Zicrona caerulea Metalic Green stink bug - Zicrona caerulea Metalic Green stink bug - Zicrona caerulea Metalic Green stink bug - Zicrona caerulea Zicrona caerulea
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Pentatomoidea
Family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Asopinae (Predatory Stink Bugs)
Genus Zicrona
Species caerulea (Zicrona caerulea)
Other Common Names
Blue Shieldbug (UK)
Explanation of Names
Zicrona caerulea (Linnaeus 1758)
Numbers
4.5-9 mm(1)(2)
Range
holarctic and Oriental; widespread in NA from coast to coast(2)(1), tends to be more northern than Z. americana (D.B. Thomas, pers.comm. to =v=, 1.iii.2013)
Food
prefers leaf beetle larvae, particularly Altica (Chrysomelidae)(3)
Remarks
very common in much of Eurasia, not so in America
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010))(3)