Length 2.0 to 3.0 mm. This species is distinguished from Parapiesma quadratum by the shape of the pronotum, which has clearly indented side margins.
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Disturbed ground and other areas where the host plants occur.
All year. Adults overwinter, mating in the spring and producing several generations per year.
Feeds on goosefoot and other similar ruderal chenopods and occasionally on spinach and beet.
Found widely throughout England and Wales, but more commonly in the south.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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