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