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Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis)

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PhotoID: AusDr127. Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) - female
Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) ♀

1 / 10; PhotoID: AusDr127 29/12/2008 15:26 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Ryans Swamp, Booderee NP, NSW [-35.161350°; 150.664300°]
PhotoID: AusDr323. Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) - male
Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) ♂

2 / 10; PhotoID: AusDr323 28/11/2011 15:46 F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond at Fagan Park, Hornsby, NSW [-33.639300°; 151.048033°]
PhotoID: AusDr324. Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) - male
Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) ♂

3 / 10; PhotoID: AusDr324 28/11/2011 15:46 F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond at Fagan Park, Hornsby, NSW [-33.639300°; 151.048033°]
PhotoID: AusDr325. Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) - male
Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) ♂

4 / 10; PhotoID: AusDr325 28/11/2011 15:48 F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond at Fagan Park, Hornsby, NSW [-33.639300°; 151.048033°]
PhotoID: AusDr326. Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) - male
Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) ♂

5 / 10; PhotoID: AusDr326 28/11/2011 15:52 F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond at Fagan Park, Hornsby, NSW [-33.639300°; 151.048033°]
PhotoID: AusDr327. Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) - male
Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) ♂

6 / 10; PhotoID: AusDr327 28/11/2011 15:58 F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond at Fagan Park, Hornsby, NSW [-33.639300°; 151.048033°]
PhotoID: AusDr328. Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) - male
Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) ♂

7 / 10; PhotoID: AusDr328 28/11/2011 15:58 F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond at Fagan Park, Hornsby, NSW [-33.639300°; 151.048033°]
PhotoID: AusDr329. Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) - male
Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) ♂

8 / 10; PhotoID: AusDr329 29/11/2011 15:19 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Manly Creek, Manly, NSW [-33.770400°; 151.241650°]
PhotoID: AusDr348. Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) - male
Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) ♂

9 / 10; PhotoID: AusDr348 05/12/2011 12:39 F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lakes in Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW [-33.901367°; 151.238383°]
PhotoID: AusDr349. Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) - male
Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis) ♂

10 / 10; PhotoID: AusDr349 05/12/2011 12:40 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lakes in Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW [-33.901367°; 151.238383°]

Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis)

Australian distribution of Diplacodes melanopsis

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes, 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
  • ● No small dark spot on intersegmental suture just above level of metastigma

    ⇒ species: Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis)
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