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Piesma maculatum
Family: Piesmatidae

This species is distinguished from Parapiesma quadratum by the shape of the pronotum, which has clearly indented side margins.

Found widely throughout England and Wales, but more commonly in the south, this bug feeds on
goosefoot and other similar ruderal chenopods and occasionally on spinach and beet. Adults overwinter, mating in the spring and producing several generations per year.

Compare: Parapiesma quadratum

Adult: All year
Length 2.0-3.0 mm
 
Parapiesma maculatum
Adult: Yorks (August 2008) ©Joe Botting

Piesma maculatum Piesma maculatum
Adult: Dorset (August 2009) ©Mark Dunkling
Adult: Yorks (August 2008) ©Joe Botting