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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Heteroptera
Infraordo: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamilia: Pentatomoidea

Familia: Pentatomidae
Subfamilia: Asopinae
Genus: Zicrona
Species (4): Z. americana – Z. caerulea – Z. hisarensis – Z. murreensis

Zicrona Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Type species: Cimex caeruleus Linnaeus, 1758 [By subsequent designation Desmarest, 1849]

Primary references

Amyot, J.B. & Audinet-Serville, J.G. 1843. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Hémiptères. 657 pp. Librairie encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. BHL Reference page. [p. 86]

Additional references

Rider, D.A. 2006. Family Pentatomidae. p. 233–403, In: Aukema, A. & Rieger, C. (eds). Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region, vol 5. The Netherlands Entomological Society, Amsterdam. ResearchGate Open access PDF. Reference page. [p. 246]
Thomas, D.B. 1994. Taxonomic synopsis of the Old World asopine genera (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Insecta Mundi 8(3–4): 145–212. Online. Reference page. [p. 199]


Zicha, Ondřej et al. Zicrona Amyot & Serville, 1843 – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Zicrona – Taxon details on Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Zicrona.
Nomenclator Zoologicus

Zicrona is a genus of bugs of the family Pentatomidae. It was circumscribed by Charles Jean-Baptiste Amyot and Jean Guillaume Audinet-Serville

Amyot and Serville wrote the genus's name comes from the Hebrew word זכרון (zicron) meaning "odorant".[1]

As of 2017, the following four species are recognized:[2]

Zicrona americana Thomas, 1992
Zicrona caerulea (Linnaeus, 1758) - Blue Bug
Zicrona hisarensis Chopra & Sucheta, 1984
Zicrona murreensis Rana & Ahmad, 1988


Amyot, C.-J.-B.; Audinet Serville, [J. G.] (1843). "Genre 53. Zicrone. Zicrona". Hémiptères. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Paris: Roret. pp. 86–87.

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