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Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

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

1 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr004 29/10/2018 10:51 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr005. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

2 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr005 14/11/2018 12:02 F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Rotokuru Ecological Reserve, Kariori, New Zealand
PhotoID: AusDr007. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

3 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr007 14/11/2018 12:02 F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Rotokuru Ecological Reserve, Kariori, New Zealand
PhotoID: AusDr008. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

4 / 20; 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) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

5 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr011 14/11/2018 12:05 F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Rotokuru Ecological Reserve, Kariori, New Zealand
PhotoID: AusDr204. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

6 / 20; 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 / 20; 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 / 20; 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) - female
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♀

9 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr216 14/11/2018 12:07 F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Rotokuru Ecological Reserve, Kariori, New Zealand
PhotoID: AusDr217. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

10 / 20; 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 / 20; 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 / 20; 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 / 20; 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 / 20; 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 / 20; 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 / 20; 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 / 20; 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°]
PhotoID: AusDr675. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

18 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr675 29/10/2018 10:41 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr676. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

19 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr676 29/10/2018 10:43 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr677. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) - male
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) ♂

20 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr677 29/10/2018 10:51 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia

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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