- Mouth - piercing sucking mouthparts
- Antennae - straight antennae with light brown bands
- Shape - characteristic shield shape.
- Length - 12 to 17 mm long
- Color - mottled brown color
- Wings - dark bands on the front wings
The immature bug, called a nymph, is yellow and red with red eyes. As it grows, the yellow lightens to off-white.