Brachydiplax duivenbodei (Darkmouth)

Australia is home to two Brachydiplax species, this one, B. duivenbodei (Darkmouth), and its cousin B. denticauda (Palemouth). The mature males of both species are mostly covered in an attractive light blue pruinescence but the males of B. denticauda (Palemouth) show black on the abdomen tip, S8-S10.

As well as Australia, B. duivenbodei is found in the Philippines, Indonesia, PNG and the Solomon Islands.

These nice clean examples, males only, sadly, come from the Cairns Botanic Gardens.