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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii)

• English name: Black Percher
• German name: Glänzender Schwarzpfeil
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Moriaantje
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: Freccia carbone
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii)

Distribution map Diplacodes lefebvrii

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies


General ➤ a very small species which in Europe occurs only in Iberia and on Sardinia, Rhodes and Cyprus
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Libellulidae
Scientific name Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • libellulids are 'sitters': males spend a lot of time perched at the water's edge, waiting for females
  • immature males are coloured like females
Habitat • lakes and ponds but also slow-flowing rivers
Dimensions • typical body length: 25-34 mm; hindwing: 19-29 mm
Both sexesAbdomen➤ the (upper) appendages are white
 Wings• the hindwing bears an orange patch at the base
  ➤ the large pterostigma is brown (cf. Brachythemis impartita)
MaleThorax• the thorax is black
 Abdomen• the abdomen is all black
FemaleThorax• in immature females the thorax is yellow with black lines on the side; in older females the thorax becomes dark (with yellow bands on the side)
 Abdomen• the abdomen is black with extensive yellow patches laterally
Photographs • nearly all of our photos below were made in Andalusia and Turkey

Diplacodes lefebvrii; appendages
Note: both the female (left) and male (right) have white appendages.

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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♂

1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1286 20/09/2014 14:50 Spain F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♂

2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1287 07/10/2009 10:27 Tunisia F8 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♂

3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1288 20/09/2014 15:34 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♀

4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1302 21/05/2016 11:00 Cyprus F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♀

5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1303 20/09/2014 13:12 Spain F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♀

6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1304 08/10/2009 13:03 Tunisia F8 1/400 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♀

7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1305 20/09/2014 16:47 Spain F8 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♀

8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1306 08/10/2009 13:18 Tunisia F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♀

9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1307 20/09/2014 18:03 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♀

10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1308 21/09/2014 11:02 Spain F8 1/30 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♀

11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1309 24/09/2014 16:04 Spain F8 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♂

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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♂

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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♂

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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♂

15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1313 21/09/2014 13:23 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ⚤

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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♂

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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♂

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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♂

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Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) ♀

20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1319 09/10/2009 15:03 Tunisia F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF