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Crusader bug

Scientific Name
Mictis profana
Scientific Author
(Fabricius)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Coreidae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Adults are 20-25 mm long, 7-10 mm wide, stout, brown with a clear St Andrew’s cross in yellow on its back, legs long, shoulders of pronotum project into short spines in adults and mature nymphs. Hind legs much thicker than other legs, hind femur with inner rows of fine teeth and one preapical spine. Hind femora shorter and much swollen in male. Hind tibia inwardly lamellate in about middle 1/3,  less so in male which also has a distinct spine on lamellate area  Male has 1st visible abdominal sternite with  more prominent callosities than in female.

Later instar nymphs have a pair of orange spots in the middle of the upper surface of abdomen, wing pads in later instars marked with orange.

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Author
Mali Malipatil
Created
24/05/2007 04:47 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2010 11:24 AEST
Citation
Mali Malipatil (2007) Crusader bug (Mictis profana) Updated on 11/25/2010 11:24:56 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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