Biology Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for biology researchers, academics, and students. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Found in Russia, in the kitchen. It is about 1–2 cm length.

unknown insect

unknown insect

share|improve this question
up vote 9 down vote accepted

This is an immature "True Bug", order Hemiptera. You can tell this from the general shape of the wings, and from the big "beak", a feature of the Hemiptera.

Within Hemiptera, it's possible that with those enlarged front legs, it could be an Assassin Bug, family Reduviidae.

share|improve this answer

It may also be a squash bug, they look pretty similar. They even have enlarged front legs too.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.