Flight period: May to September (occasionally late April and early October)
A robust looking damselfly with a dark greyish abdomen and bronze-black top to the thorax. a blue “tail” in the male.
Male: eyes deep red and with a blue ‘tail’ at the end of the abdomen.
Female: short, yellowish ante-humeral stripes with greenoish sides to the thorax, green-brown eyes and no blue ‘tail’.