They can usually be found when uncovering expansion zones.
They can also respawn on clear (squares without a building or obstruction on it) patches of land of at least 2×2 squares.
To clear a patch of parasprites, simply tap each one on your screen, and each patch contains 5 parasprites. After tapping all there will be a short burst of light and the area will be cleared. It costs one Element Shard to clear each sprite.
There are 6 types of parasprites, matching each element as follows:
|Body Color||Eye Color||Image||Element|
Parasprites need to be defeated in several Ponyville quests.
|"Too Many Parasprites"P||2||10|
|"Stores of Old"P||3||5|
|"Swarm of the Century"P||5||18|