This photo of a juvenile Crusader Bug was taken today in the garden outside where I work. The Crusader Bug is a very common and distinctive inhabitant of gardens in Australia. When disturbed, they are capable of shooting out a stinking fluid. These bugs are described by many as a garden pest, although not a major one, that attack the new growth of plants such as native wattles, eucalyptas and even introduced citrus trees. I am able to tell that the bug in my photo is young as there are two small spots on the back instead of the distinguishing yellow X-shaped cross that is present on the adult.