Wandering Percher
Female, anterior
Flinders Ranges
Blue Skimmer
Male, dorsal
Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Dragonflies (Odonata)
Family: Skimmer (Epiprocta: Libellulidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes)
This Photo:     🔍Male, dorsal🔎

Thank you Dr Chris Burwell for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Flinders Ranges and possibly elsewhere
As the name suggests, very bright red males; but not always. The redder specimens have very few black markings compared with Wandering Percher males.
Found 2 male specimens in November

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Nov-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.