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Citrus crusader bug (382) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Citrus crusader bug. It is also known as the holy cross bug.

Scientific Name

Mictis profana. In Australia, Mictis caja and Mictis difficilis are also present. It is a coreid, and one of the leaf-footed bugs.

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London. Photo1 Ra3vyn [CC BY 3.0. (], from Wikimedia Commons. Photo 2 Patrick_K59 at[email protected]/23610154572.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Pacific Community.

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