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I spotted this magnificient looking insect last night in my house in Singapore. It was around 1.5 inches long and had a silverish golden back with long legs and antennae.

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  • $\begingroup$ Pretty! You should add your location, that makes identification easier. (All i can say is that it's a heteropteran of some sort) $\endgroup$ – picapica Jul 3 '18 at 15:03
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    $\begingroup$ The presence of more than three veins in the forewing membrane (just barely visible in the top photo when magnified) and terrestrial habits narrows this to infraorder Pentatomorpha; the four-segmented antennae eliminate the superfamily Pentatomoidea; not knowing the local fauna forbids further progress from me. $\endgroup$ – Arthur J Frost Jul 5 '18 at 2:10
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This is indeed a true bug (Hemipteran) in the infraorder Pentatomomorpha. As Arthur Frost said in his comment, exact identification is difficult for those of us on the other side of the world.

However, a fortuitous series of internet rabbit holes may have led me to a very similar looking specimen.

Homoeocerus striicornis and Homoeocerus angulatus appear to be quite similar in appearance to your insect, and so I would not be surprised if your insect was at least in this genus (see here for more pictures) within the "leaf-footed bugs" family (Coreidae).

  • I'd say Homoeocerus angulatus is more likely only because the sightings maps on inaturalist show this species being found in Singapore.

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I can't say that any incredibly reputable or peer-reviewed resources in English online provide definitive support for this identification, but this is at least a step in the right (a?) direction.

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