Two distinct forms of this species, the typical has patches of metallic green scales giving it an attractive sheen in the correct light. A melanic form, (f. capucina) is found in suburban areas, and shows much less green.
Broad-leaved woodland, scrub and gardens.
Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2020.