Identify this Bug!!
March 31, 2013 9:32 AM   Subscribe

I've seen half a dozen of these bugs in my apartment of late. What are they and should I be worried?
posted by eggman to Science & Nature (6 answers total)
IANAEntomologist but this looks like a leaf-footed bug. If that diagnosis is correct, they may munch your houseplants, but I don't think they pose any bedbug or roach type threats (i.e. they don't want your blood or your food, and don't spread disease (but again, IANAE)).
posted by pont at 9:40 AM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]

Stink bugs maybe? Info.
posted by gudrun at 9:44 AM on March 31, 2013

Looks like a stink bug. We used to have these all the time around the house. They are harmless, but annoying.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 9:53 AM on March 31, 2013

Western Conifer Seed Bug - part of the Coreidae family!
posted by VioletU at 9:57 AM on March 31, 2013

pont has it: aka Western conifer seed bug (wikipedia). They're narrower than stink bugs, which are more shield-shaped.
posted by drlith at 9:59 AM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]

You're seing them because it's spring... like ladybugs, they like to come inside to hibernate. They're headed back outside.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:49 AM on April 1, 2013

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