Is this a cockroach? *INSECT PICS INSIDE*

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Basically I've just found this on my kitchen counter - this being after shifting a load of appliances about and exposing some back walls and pipes.

My housemate thinks it's like a garden summer thing but I'm not so sure.

Is there anybody here who can identify it please?



 
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There called " Smelly Bugs " ( not there biological name ).

Green Shieldbug - Palomena prasina

If you pick them up they "Fart" an odour to defend themselves.

Common and not a Cockroach.
 
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http://www.ento.vt.edu/Fruitfiles/StinkBugs.html

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noob :p
 
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It's a Shield Bug. Most likely Palomina Prasina according to a quick Google search.

It's not a Stink bug. We're not Yanks you know ;)

They feed on plant material, and are harmless. Some of their relatives (Assassin Bugs and the like) carry really nasty disease, but these are foreign species.
 
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Jonny69 said:
Yeah it's a leaf bug. DON'T SQUASH IT OT BURN IT because they stink. You can kill it with Flash kitchen cleaner with bleach and scoop the remains into the toilet to dispose.
or just throw it outside.
 
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