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Crusader bug nymph Another example of the astonishing beauty that can be seen in small things. I was captivated by this enchanting, tiny arthropod I found. It looks as if it is covered with stars sprinkled in the night sky.<br />
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2nd instar, 5 mm length    Australia,Coreidae,Geotagged,Macro,Mictis profana,Mictis profana nymph,arthropod,crusader bug,hemiptera,insect,invertebrate,summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Crusader bug nymph

Another example of the astonishing beauty that can be seen in small things. I was captivated by this enchanting, tiny arthropod I found. It looks as if it is covered with stars sprinkled in the night sky.

2nd instar, 5 mm length

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  1. So tiny and beautifully detailed! Posted 8 months ago

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''Mictis profana'' is a species of insect in the family Coreidae known by the common names crusader bug and holy cross bug. It is distributed in Australia, Indonesia, and the Indo-Pacific.

The insect can be seen in most habitat types, from urban areas to the coastal heath, except for the desert.

The adult is 20–25 mm long and 7–10 mm wide, stout, and grey to brown with a clear saltire in cream or yellow on its back. The legs are long and the shoulders of the pronotum.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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Uploaded Jul 28, 2019. Captured Dec 4, 2017 11:33 in 38 Ranclaud St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.