- This page contains pictures and information about Squash Bugs in tribe Mictini
that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Bugs in this group usually have the lateral angles on the pronotum. Member
in tribe Mictini are believed to feed mostly on legumes, plants in the family Fabaceae,
include the new shots and the fruits.
- Crusader Bug, Holy Cross Bug
- Mictis profana, nymph, adult, length 20mm, 25mm,
- This bug is dark brown in colour and with a diagonal white cross on its
back like the Crusader's shield. Its hind legs are thick and strong. On day
time I find many of them feeding on plants just do not care if there are any
predators. More information click here.
- Large Squash Bug
- Mictis caja, body length nymph 20mm, adult 25mm,
- We found this large squash bugs along Bulimba Creek in Yugarapul
Park during summer season. The bugs are brown in colour, with strong hind legs
and round shoulder. They were found on different plants so we are not sure
what is their host plant. More pictures and information can be found in this page.
- Armoured Tip-wilter
- Canungrantmictis morindana, body length 30mm
- The bug adults were brown in colour, with the armour shape thorax. The head
is small, has four segmented antenna with white tip. The hind legs expanded
and somewhat leaf-like. Last instars has the same body shape as adult, with the armour shape
thorax. They are pale blue in colour with brown spots. Please check this page
for more pictures and information.
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of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 503.
- 2. Coreidae -
Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2005.
- 3. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p147.
on the biology, immature stages, and relative growth of some Australian bugs
of the superfamily Coreoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) - Kumar, R.
1966, Australian Journal of Zoology 14: 895-991 .
- 5. The Australian distribution of Mictis profana (F.) (Hemiptera: Coreidae) and its life cycle on Mimosa pigra
L - Flanagan, G.J. 1994. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 33: 111-114.
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