Western Conifer Seed Bugs found in Hungary

Subject: What’s that Bug?
Location: Hungary
October 25, 2013 2:47 pm
Hello! I’m looking for a bug name. Mostly I find this bug in the warmer rooms, it can fly. I think this is a cockroach, if so, what kind? I uploaded three photos. Thanks for your help!
Signature: Attila

Western Conifer Seed Bugs
Western Conifer Seed Bugs

Hi Attila,
Your photos are quite blurry, but the insects are unmistakably Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae, and they are most likely Western Conifer Seed Bugs,
Leptoglossus occidentalis, a species native to the Pacific Northwest which greatly expanded its range across North America, no doubt with the help of traveling humans.  In the early years of the 21st Century, it was also reported to have become established in Northern Europe.  Western Conifer Seed Bugs often enter homes to hibernate when the weather cools.

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