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Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

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PhotoID: AusDr004. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

1 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr004 16/11/2006 11:28 F8 1/100 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
River Avon, Toodyay, WA [-31.545450°; 116.453100°]
PhotoID: AusDr005. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

2 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr005 16/11/2006 11:58 F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
River Avon, Toodyay, WA [-31.545450°; 116.453100°]
PhotoID: AusDr007. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

3 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr007 16/11/2006 12:31 F8 1/800 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
River Avon, Toodyay, WA [-31.545450°; 116.453100°]
PhotoID: AusDr008. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

4 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr008 16/11/2006 12:32 F8 1/800 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
River Avon, Toodyay, WA [-31.545450°; 116.453100°]
PhotoID: AusDr011. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

5 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr011 25/11/2006 11:00 F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Coward Springs, Oodnadatta Track, SA [-29.400567°; 136.814117°]
PhotoID: AusDr204. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

6 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr204 31/10/2011 12:05 F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lane Cove River, Lane Cove NP, NSW [-33.792250°; 151.147083°]
PhotoID: AusDr205. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

7 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr205 31/10/2011 12:06 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lane Cove River, Lane Cove NP, NSW [-33.792250°; 151.147083°]
PhotoID: AusDr206. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

8 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr206 31/10/2011 12:06 F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lane Cove River, Lane Cove NP, NSW [-33.792250°; 151.147083°]
PhotoID: AusDr216. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

9 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr216 10/11/2011 17:36 F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Stream near Airport road, Alice Springs, NT
PhotoID: AusDr217. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

10 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr217 10/11/2011 17:37 F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Stream near Airport road, Alice Springs, NT
PhotoID: AusDr218. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

11 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr218 10/11/2011 17:37 F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Stream near Airport road, Alice Springs, NT
PhotoID: AusDr219. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

12 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr219 10/11/2011 17:43 F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Stream near Airport road, Alice Springs, NT
PhotoID: AusDr220. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

13 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr220 10/11/2011 17:59 F8 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Stream near Airport road, Alice Springs, NT
PhotoID: AusDr298. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

14 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr298 24/11/2011 15:49 F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]
PhotoID: AusDr386. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

15 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr386 14/12/2011 15:17 F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lane Cove River, Lane Cove NP, NSW [-33.792250°; 151.147083°]
PhotoID: AusDr387. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

16 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr387 14/12/2011 15:24 F10 1/80 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lane Cove River, Lane Cove NP, NSW [-33.792250°; 151.147083°]
PhotoID: AusDr388. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

17 / 17; PhotoID: AusDr388 16/12/2011 12:16 F8 1/100 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]

Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

Australian distribution of Diplacodes bipunctata

Inhabits wide range of still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 1 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Distal antenodal of forewing incomplete, only the costal section present
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 35 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Hindwing triangle free
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 39 of 67

  • ○ Not as above
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 40 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Base of hindwing triangle at or slightly proximal to arculus
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 41 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Tip of anal loop closed, the bounding veins meeting midvein one row of cells away from wing margin
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 45 of 67

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Subtriangle of forewing with one to three cells, its basal side well-defined
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 46 of 67

  • ○ Smaller dragonflies, hindwing shorter than 38 mm
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 47 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Discoidal field of forewing, between triangle and level of origin of IR3, starting with two or three rows of cells, followed by two rows
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 49 of 67

  • ○ Hindwing shorter than 30 mm
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 51 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Hind margin of eye uniformly curved

    ⇒ genus: Diplacodes
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 52 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Subtriangle of forewing subdivided into two or three cells
    ○ Wings hyaline, or yellow to yellowish brown at base or tips
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 53 of 67

  • ○ Abdomen yellowish-brown to bright red, with or without black markings
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 54 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● A small dark brown to black spot on intersegmental suture just above level of metastigma
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 55 of 67

  • couplet drawing
    couplet drawing
  • ● Male abdomen with prominent black lateral markings on terga 4-7
    ● Female abdominal segments 4-7 with well-defined, black mid-dorsal line expanded into spot at end of each segment
    ○ Wings hyaline except for brownish-yellow spot at base

    ⇒ species: Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)
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