Crusader Bugs

Order Hemiptera

Family Coreidae

Introduction

Crusader bugs, Western AustraliaThe crusader Bug belongs to the family Coreidae  and can grow up to 30mm (3cm). The easiest way to identify the bug is by the large yellow cross on its back (you can't miss it!). These creatures are quite large and also possess that horrible foul odour that the Shield bugs are blessed with. The males have enlarged rear legs.