Flight period: June to September
A small damselfly with a bronze-black top of the thorax and grey, rather than black, legs.
Male: eyes brownish red with shoulder stripes usually broken Segment 9 to 10 of the abdomen is blue with a black X on segment 10.
Female: complete, thin green or blue ante-humeral lines. Eyes brown-green and only small areas of blue on segment 9-10.