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Diplacodes melanopsis

Black-faced Percher at suppressed

Diplacodes melanopsis at suppressed - 4 Oct 2020
Diplacodes melanopsis at suppressed - 4 Oct 2020
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Identification history

Diplacodes melanopsis 5 Oct 2020 HarveyPerkins
Diplacodes melanopsis 5 Oct 2020 HarveyPerkins
Unidentified 4 Oct 2020 LisaH

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   5 Oct 2020
Hi Lisa - nice record. It's a female Black-faced Percher. Could you let me know what sort of habitat this was in- the location marker suggests it was in forest. This species normally is found at heavily-vegetated swamps or ponds. The females may venture into nearby woodland when still young before returning to water. Any comments you can provide would be appreciated.
LisaH wrote:
   5 Oct 2020
Thank you. Yes, there is thick bush around where the dragonflies are (there are a lot of them in the area), but they were most obvious on the cleared verge and towards the road. There are a number of dams around this area - a few hundred of metres away. I didn't take photos of all the dragonflies I saw - too hard, but I think there were other species? Hope that helps.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 4 Oct 2020 09:40 AM Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by

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