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Crusader bug

Mictis profana is a species of insect in the family Coreidae known by the common names crusader bug and holy cross bug.

 

Here it is feeding on a Cassia fistula stems. They are herbivores and can feed on a variety of plants. Nymphs can damage the tips on trees.

 

Zoom to full size on this photo to see the detail on the back of the insect.

 

Photo: Fred

 

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Taken on February 4, 2021