Wyre Forest Study Group


April, 2019

Gorse Shieldbugs – Piezodorus lituratus

Gorse Shieldbugs (Piezodorus lituratus) overwinter as adults and emerge on sunny spring days when they may be found basking on gorse, often well camouflaged amongst the spines and old seeds. They will soon mate and eggs will be laid in two neat lines on the food plant.

Gorse Shieldbug - Piezodorus lituratus

Grose Shieldbug at Bliss Gate, 19 April 2019

Photograph by Rosemary Winnall