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    Identifying this insect??

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    The above insect has appeared around our house lately. We'd spotted 2 or 3 big cockroaches inside the house and so have been worried about what bugs we are attracting. We then saw this one -- one inside on one evening, and then this morning I noticed maybe about 6-10 of them around a certain plant box as I was watering. They seemed to be roused to activity by me pouring water on them!

    They're small -- about 1.5cm max.

    Please assist? What are they? Is it a type of cockroach? Should we be concerned?

    Thanks!

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    Seems likely to be an Assassin bug from the Reduvius tarsatus genus.

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    Thank you so much! We poked around on the internet a bit and it seems we don't need to worry about our tiny ones - just the big ones that are nasty. Will keep an eye on them that they don't grow though...!!

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