''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
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Uploaded Jan 4, 2023. Captured Apr 10, 2019 10:29 in 25 Bugong Rd, Illaroo NSW 2540, Australia.