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Red dragonfly – Diplacodes bipunctata

This male dragonfly allowed me to get fairly close to it and while I was photographing, it darted down and returned with a fly in its mouth. It then proceeded to eat the fly and totally ignore me. I never expected that they could be so fast and manouver with such large wings in an area where there were reeds and other plants.

There are 5 species of Diplacodes in Australia.

Photos out of the archives. November 2007 was a wonderful year for insects.

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