Mictis profanaCommon name: Crusader Bug

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Found throughout Australia.

Description: Approximately 25mm long with a brown body and distinctive orange cross on the back.

Notes: These insects can spray a smelly liquid at anything (or anyone) that threatens them.

References: Guide to the Wildlife of the Perth Region. Simon Nevill Publications. 2005

Australian Museum http://australianmuseum.net.au/Crusader-Bug

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