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Species Zicrona americana

Stiretrus sp.? - Zicrona americana Iridescent Black Pentatomid in California - Zicrona americana Iridescent Black Pentatomid nymph - Zicrona americana Zicrona americana Which Zicrona? - Zicrona americana - female Which Zicrona? - Zicrona americana - female Which Zicrona? - Zicrona americana - female Metallic Blue Stink Bug - Zicrona americana
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 americana (Zicrona americana)
Explanation of Names
Zicrona americana Thomas 1992
Identification
see(1)
Range
Western North America (AK-BC-CA-TX-KS)(2)
In the northwestern US and adjacent Canada, separating this photos of this species from Zicrona caerulea is likely impossible. Old records of Zicrona from WA, OR, BC, AB, SK could apply to either species and reexamination is difficult since the key differences are in the male genitalia. (2)
Habitat
mostly riparian (where its prey, alder flea beetles, can be found)
Remarks
relatively uncommon(3)
See Also
black form of Stiretrus anchorago (scutellum much wider)
Works Cited
1.Taxonomic synopsis of the asopine Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of the western hemisphere
Thomas D.B. 1992. Entomological Society of America (Thomas Say Monograph), Lantham, MD. 156 pp.
2.A distributional synopsis of the Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) north of Mexico, including new state and provincial records
Rider, D.A. and Swanson, D.R. 2021. Zootaxa, 5015(1), 1–69.
3.The Pentatomidae, or stink bugs, of Kansas with a key to species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Packauskas R.J. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 210-219.