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A large and eye-catching species which is widespread and common in damp grassland and marshy areas throughout the UK. The bicoloured pronotum (yellow at the front and green at the rear) is distinctive.
The forewings of the female are bright turqoise green, but those of the male are much darker blue-purple and may even be blackish.
Length 6-8 mm
|Adult female: north Wales (August 2007) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult female (l) and male (r): London (August 2007) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult male: Jersey (June 2008) ©Tim Ransom
|Nymph: north Wales (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Nymph: north Wales (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock