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Wandering percher
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Male
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Female
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Scientific classification
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Diplacodes bipunctata is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae, known as the wandering percher or red percher dragonfly.

Description

Diplacodes bipunctata is a small to medium-sized dragonfly with a wingspan of about 55 millimeters. The wings are colorless except for a yellowish spot at the base of the hindwing. The male has a bright orange or red abdomen with dark markings along the dorsal line and sides, and the female is yellowish with similar markings. There are two dark spots at the side of the synthorax, one of which is the metastigma.

Range

In Australia it is found throughout the continent except in Tasmania. It is found near a wide variety of freshwater pools, streams and swamps.

Biology

This species is an early colonizer of appropriate habitat types in freshwater and brackish waters.

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