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Iridescent Black Pentatomid in California - Zicrona americana

Iridescent Black Pentatomid in California - Zicrona americana
Webb Canyon, ~2000 ft. altitude, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 30, 2009
Size: ~ 6 mm
When I rescued this beauty from the pool it shone the most wonderful shades of deep blue and green (my photos do not do it justice!). I am fairly certain that this must be Zicrona americana, but I would prefer to get confirmation before moving it to the guide page. It looks right, but I am not entirely certain if there are any other look-alike candidates in CA...

Mixed oak & chaparral habitat.

Keywords: stink bug

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Zicrona americana
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How does one distinguish
between the two species of Zicrona in W NA?

 
They can be separated on the location
otherwise, genitalia seems to be required.

 
Thanks...
...for the ID & move, =v=!

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