An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Parapiesma quadratum (Fieber, 1844) - Beet Leaf Bug (Marine arthropod images)
Beet Leaf Bug
Parapiesma quadratum
- adult 1

Beet Leaf Bug
Parapiesma quadratum
- adult 2

Beet Leaf Bug
Parapiesma quadratum
- adult 3

The species was found amongst maritime flora which included Sea Heath and Sea Beet on the beach at Praa Sands, near Helston, Cornwall. 20.11.11.

According to the British Bugs website the species is found widely throughout the UK, although local inland and mainly associated with coastal saltmarshes, this bug feeds mainly on oraches and sea purslane.

Parapiesma quadratum Beet Leaf Bug piesmatidae heteroptera marine arthropod images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.