"Ah, those flared bits on the hind legs give it away. It is a type of leaf-footed bug, or squash bug as they are sometimes called here (in the family Coreidae). That one is quite a common species in your part of the word, so it was easy to track down. It is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis. They are often found indoors, where they go to spend the cold periods. If it is starting to warm up in your part of the world, then that one is probably just coming out, after spending the winter in your nice warm house in a nook or cranny.
They feed on pines, and don't do any damage indoors though. They are from the USA, and have been migrating north.
They are quite harmless (unlike the assassin bugs that they resemble). Like all Coreids, they can stink though, so best not to squash it. "
The mystery of the bug has been solved.
I visited more sites and saw more bugs than I really care to think about and came up blank. Then I had a brilliant idea.
I know a entomologist. Thanks Craig. My part of the world is Canada, his is Australia. Aren't computer connections grand.
photo of said bug is in my previous post
I have a head cold and I am not happy.
Dentist appointment went well. No cavities and all my fillings are intact.