Immature Crusader Bug from Australia

Species identification
Location: Perth, Western Australia
November 10, 2010 2:45 am
I found this bug on a rose bush out the front of my house. It is about 1cm long and 2mm wide.
Signature: Adam Thorn

Crusader Bug Nymph

Hi Adam,
We learned that this immature bug in the family Coreidae is a Crusader Bug or Holy Cross Bug,
Mictis profana.  We identified it on the Insects of Brisbane Website.  The adult has a diagonal white cross on its back which led to the common names.  According to the Csiro website, the Crusader Bug ranges throughout Australia.

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