BL ♂♀: 7.9-10.2 mm. Living specimens bright green, dead specimens straw yellow. Tips of the appendages of the (notable high) pronotum are dark or black. Margins of pronotum yellowish or brown. Pronotum with light, whitish, spots. Head with two red ocelli between the compound eyes.
Found in mostly dry and warm sites on woody and herbaceous plants. Adults can be found between July and November.
This American species can now be found in most of Europe, except the north.
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