Diplacodes nebulosa (Black-tipped Percher)

seen in Cambodiaseen in Singaporeseen in AustraliaIn A Photographic Guide to the Dragonflies of Singapore, this little delight is described as “infrequently encountered but locally abundant”. We spotted our female in Cambodia and males beside the MacRitchie Reservoir and the golf course of the Singapore Island Country Club. It’s always nice to have a matched pair.

I find the females a bit of a conundrum. The Singapore book says, “no wing patches”. However, most of the Australian females we saw on FNQ 2022 did have distinct, though not black, wing patches.

In Australia the common name is Charcoal-tipped Percher. Given the varying common names, I use that relevant to the country in which they occurred.


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