[Formerly known as Lestes viridis.]
The slight curiosity that lays its eggs in live branches overhanging water. Relatively large, though the males look quite delicate, they have a habit of hanging around in trees a lot. There’s a good population of them at our favourite southern French campsite. They are now spreading out into other parts of the UK from their initial base in Suffolk.
- head, thorax and abdomen metallic green
- large, pale pterostigma
- prominent green sharp, spur-mark pointing forwards on side of thorax
- ♂ – does not develop any pruinosity (cf. other Lestes)
- ♀ – ovipositor dark but with a pale (whitish) lower border