CRUSADER BUG FACTS
The Crusader Bug is a brown bug with a prominent yellow cross on the back. It has long legs with hindlegs much thicker than other legs. The antennae have orange tips. The thorax has prominent conical spines projecting on either side at the shoulders.. Later instar nymphs have two orange spots in the middle of the upper surface of abdomen.
length 20mm to 25mm
Crusader Bugs feed on a wide variety of plants including grapes, pawpaws, tomatoes, beans, citrus and garden ornamentals. They also feed on native plants such as Acacias and Eucalypts. They feed by piercing plants and sucking the sap, with a preference for new shoots.
|Common Name:||Crusader Bug|