Length 8.5 to 11mm. A metallic green beetle with orangey-yellow patches at the ends of the elytra.
Usually found in marshes, reedbeds and on the edges of ponds and lakes.
Peak time is May to September.
Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 9 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015