Crusader Bug

Mictis profana (Fabricius, 1803)

The body is brown with a diagonal pale yellow cross on the back and yellow tips on the antennae. Rear legs of male are enlarged. This species is a herbivore feeding on wattles and cassias, but also attack new growth and flowering shoots of a range of other plants, including grapes and citrus

How to identify Mictis profana?

What habitats does Mictis profana live in?

Can be found in most habitat types, from urban areas to the coastal heath

What is the distribution of Mictis profana?

Across Australia, Indonesia, and the Indo-Pacific.

How big does Mictis profana grow?

Can grow to around 25mm long

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