Which Bug?

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Eddie-Bug
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Which Bug?

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Spotted this yesterday in Hertfordshire UK on my gate. Still around today.

Can't find it in my British Insects book.

Body length 20mm.

See photos. Would add a short video but it won't accept mp4.
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Re: Which Bug?

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Eddie,

I think you lost the photo attachment. If you are having problems see
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for ways to upload photos. They must be less than 800kb in size.

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Here we go again. Have re-posted the snaps with green ticks against each. Both are just under 500KB.

By the way, I believe it is a member of Hemiptera.
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Re: Which Bug?

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Yes, it is a Hemipteran bug. Hopefully someone here familiar with UK species can give you a better identification.

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Eddie-Bug wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 2:44 pm Here we go again. Have re-posted the snaps with green ticks against each. Both are just under 500KB.

By the way, I believe it is a member of Hemiptera....
The Western conifer seed bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis), an introduced species to the UK -

https://www.rhs.org.uk/biodiversity/wes ... r-seed-bug

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_conifer_seed_bug

https://bugguide.net/node/view/3393
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Re: Which Bug?

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Thanks both,

That's definitely it;: Those zig-zag markings are surely singular.

We have lots of conifers of different types.

Those guides say that they seek indoor shelter to overwinter, and my 2nd photo (on blue) shows it crawling around the outside of our summerhouse (glorified shed). Temperatures are just beginning to drop a little here (from low to mid 20s down below 20C).

Regards,

Eddie
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