Where The Colours Really Shine

Basking in the warming afternoon sun and showing off its very fine shiny colours, this is the Gorse Shieldbug Piezodorus lituratus. It must have got itself lost for it is generally associated with Gorse, but there is no Gorse in my back garden. However I am pleased it stopped by, for this is my very first ecounter with this marvellous insect.


April 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. ยฉ Pete Hillman.

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    1. We have some gorse growing in the local fields, yet I have never come across one of these bugs before. The colour changes to darker shades as it comes into autumn in preparation for the winter hibernation. Nature is so wonderful!

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