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Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Diplacodes haematodes

Scarlet Percher at Mulligans Flat

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Diplacodes haematodes at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Diplacodes haematodes at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Diplacodes haematodes at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019

Identification history

Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Diplacodes haematodes 13 Apr 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Diplacodes haematodes 27 Feb 2019 HarveyPerkins
Unidentified 23 Feb 2019 Alison Milton

Author's notes

Is this a newly emerged adult? By body shape, possibly a male Blue Skimmer?

1 comment

   27 Feb 2019
Yes - it is a VERY newly emerged adult. Which makes it VERY difficult to ID, especially from photos. The colour is not developed and the body shape is still evolving. Nevertheless, it doesn't look like a Blue Skimmer to me and I suspect it is more likely one of the Perchers, probably a Scarlet Percher. This is based on the current state of the two-tone colouration of the eyes, the beginning of body colour (particularly on the thorax), the thickness of the abdomen, and to a minor degree on the wing venation.

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Nearby Sightings

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Bettongia gaimardi (Southern Bettong) at Mulligans Flat - 20 Apr 2019 Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Mulligans Flat - 4 Mar 2019 Elatine gratioloides (Waterwort) at Mulligans Flat - 25 Feb 2019 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Abispa ephippium (Potter wasp, Mason wasp) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Saldidae sp. (family) (Unidentified shore bug) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Orcus australasiae (Orange-spotted Ladybird) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Icerya acaciae (Acacia mealy bug) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Diphucrania leucosticta (White-flecked acacia jewel beetle) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019 Gratiola pumilio (A brooklime) at Mulligans Flat - 16 Feb 2019 Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Jan 2019 Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Mulligans Flat - 4 Jan 2019 Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Mulligans Flat - 8 Dec 2018 Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Mulligans Flat - 8 Dec 2018 Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Mulligans Flat - 6 Dec 2018 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 10 Nov 2018 Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Mulligans Flat - 4 Nov 2018 Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Mulligans Flat - 1 Oct 2018 Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Mulligans Flat - 14 Sep 2018 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 11 Sep 2018 Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Mulligans Flat - 17 Aug 2018 Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Mulligans Flat - 14 Aug 2018 Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet) at Mulligans Flat - 14 Aug 2018 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 5 Jul 2018 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 8 Oct 2017 Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Mulligans Flat - 8 Mar 2017 Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Mulligans Flat - 26 Feb 2017 Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Mulligans Flat - 15 Nov 2016 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mulligans Flat - 15 Nov 2016 Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mulligans Flat - 20 Jan 2016 Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Mulligans Flat - 11 Nov 2014 Velleia paradoxa (Spur Velleia) at Mulligans Flat - 1 Nov 2014 Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Mulligans Flat - 1 Nov 2014
Bettongia gaimardi (Southern Bettong) at Mulligans Flat - 20 Apr 2019
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Mulligans Flat - 4 Mar 2019
Elatine gratioloides (Waterwort) at Mulligans Flat - 25 Feb 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Abispa ephippium (Potter wasp, Mason wasp) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Saldidae sp. (family) (Unidentified shore bug) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Orcus australasiae (Orange-spotted Ladybird) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Icerya acaciae (Acacia mealy bug) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Diphucrania leucosticta (White-flecked acacia jewel beetle) at Mulligans Flat - 22 Feb 2019
Gratiola pumilio (A brooklime) at Mulligans Flat - 16 Feb 2019
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Jan 2019
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Mulligans Flat - 4 Jan 2019
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Mulligans Flat - 8 Dec 2018
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Mulligans Flat - 8 Dec 2018
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Mulligans Flat - 6 Dec 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 10 Nov 2018
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Mulligans Flat - 4 Nov 2018
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Mulligans Flat - 1 Oct 2018
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Mulligans Flat - 14 Sep 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 11 Sep 2018
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Mulligans Flat - 17 Aug 2018
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Mulligans Flat - 14 Aug 2018
Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet) at Mulligans Flat - 14 Aug 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 5 Jul 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 8 Oct 2017
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Mulligans Flat - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Mulligans Flat - 26 Feb 2017
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Mulligans Flat - 15 Nov 2016
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mulligans Flat - 15 Nov 2016
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mulligans Flat - 20 Jan 2016
Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Mulligans Flat - 11 Nov 2014
Velleia paradoxa (Spur Velleia) at Mulligans Flat - 1 Nov 2014
Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Mulligans Flat - 1 Nov 2014

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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