Birch catkin bug

6842.         Dozens suddenly on my balcony and windows, with the first warm spring days. Helsinki, Finland.

Number 6842. This looks like a birch catkin bug, Kleidocerys resedae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae), a species that occurs in Europe and North America. These basically are nuisance pests that do no real harm. Click here for more detailed information.