Flight period: June to July
Both sexes appear yellowish when viewed from the underside. The pale brown pterostigma is longer than in other Coenagrion species.
Male: segment 2 has a “wine-goblet” shaped mark, occasionally reduced to a bar or crescent. Segment 8 is blue but segment 9 has black markings towards the rear. Segment 6 and segment 7 are entirely black.
Female: blue with black “rocket-shaped” markings on the abdomen.