Flight period: May to September
Both sexes have a two-toned pterostigma (wing spot).
Male: black abdomen with green or blue sides and a small patch of blue near the tip covering segments 8 and 9 with a pair of tiny, but variable, black marks.
Female: are either greeny-brown when mature or bright orange in the immature aurantiaca phase.
Scarce Blue-tail Management Factfile