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Scarlet Percher - Diplacodes haematodes Male scarlet percher resting. Australia,Diplacodes haematodes,Eamw dragonflies,Fall,Geotagged,Scarlet Percher Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Magnificent Ernst Posted 2 months ago
    1. It was exiting to get this one. Thanks Niel Posted 2 months ago
  2. Stunning-love the colours! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you Annie. Posted 2 months ago

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''Diplacodes haematodes'', the scarlet percher, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae.
It occurs throughout Australia , Timor, New Guinea, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia. It is locally common in habitats with hot sunny exposed sites at or near rivers, streams, ponds, and lakes. It often prefers to settle on hot rocks rather than twigs or leaves, and is quite wary. This is a spectacular species of dragonfly, although small in size . The male is brilliant red, the female yellow-ochre... more

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Jan 4, 2023. Captured Apr 10, 2019 10:29 in 25 Bugong Rd, Illaroo NSW 2540, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/332s
  • ISO1600
  • 135mm