Piezodorus lituratus Fabricius, 1794
Common names: Gorse Shieldbug [En], Punaise ponctuée, Punaise du genêt [Fr], Bremschildwants [Nl], Ginster-Baumwanze [De], Baklagil pentatomidi [Tu]
Cesme, İZMİR ● Turkey
Description: A large shieldbug of 10-13 mm length, with two adult colour forms which are related to sexual maturity. Those emerging and mating in the spring are predominantly green, whereas the new generation appearing in the late summer have purple-red markings on the pronotum and corium. As in many other shieldbugs, this species frequently becomes darker prior to hibernation.
Biology: Adult can be seen almost all year, often associated with gorse. Larvae also feed on broom, dyer's greenwood and other plants in the Genisteae, and have also been found on laburnum and clovers.
Habitat: Many habitats where gorse is present.
Distribution: Europe and Western Asia.