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Scarlet Percher

Scarlet Perchers prefer to rest near the ground on rocks or sand rather than in the canopy.

Dragonflies Dampland Frog Ponds Pest Control Wetland

Noongar Names: Djerakan Noort (Dragonfly)

Scientific Name: Diplacodes haematodes

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Scarlet Perchers visit home gardens with ponds and pools

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Rocks, exposed sand, logs, and short shrubs

Diet: Flying insects and aquatic invertebrates

Water: Large frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Dragonflies are efficient predators and excellent pests controllers around the home. If you see this charismatic dragonfly around your garden or pond, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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