Wandering Percher
Young Male, profile
Wandering Percher
Female, dorsal
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Dragonflies (Odonata)
Family: Skimmer (Epiprocta: Libellulidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)
This Photo:     Male, profile
Synonym: Libellula bipunctata

Thank you Reiner Richter & John Tann for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Notice with Skimmers, they sit with their wings out down, below horizontal. The males are similar to Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes), but with more black markings.

Copyright © 2016-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Oct-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.