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They prefer new shoots and pierce plants with their sucking mouthparts.
Insect - Bug
|Other Common Names||
Holy Cross Bug
Diagonal pale yellow cross on the back, resembling a Crusader shield. Antennae have yellow tips.
Herbivore. Feeds on native plants including Acacia, Cassia and Eucalypt species, also garden plants including grapes, tomatoes, beans, citrus and garden ornamentals.
Lives in schlerophyll (eucalypt) forests and urban gardens.
Native to Australia
Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
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The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.
The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.