Taxonomy

Piezodorus lituratus | Gorse Shieldbug

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed.

Species Biology

Identification

Predominately green with a narrow yellow line along the edge and obvious black dots all over back. Also has all red antennae. In autumn, the adults are darker and have stronger markings.

Habitat

It can be found in extensive stands of gorse (Ulex europaeus) and broom (Cytisus scoparius).

Similar species

The Green Shieldbug is similar, but it is not coarsely punctured with dark spots, nor does it have all reddish antennae. 

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Can be found throughout Ireland.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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