Black Percher


Name: Black Percher

Scientific name: Diplacodes lefbvrei

Type: Dragonflies

Order: Odonata

Family: Skimmers or Perchers

Color: Black

Habitat: Water

Nature Reserves: Irkaya

Size: 35-45 mm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Insect follows Libellulidae family, and Odonata order. It is glossy black with yellow spots and wings are membranous. Size is about 35-45 mm. Adults have strong wings, help them fly fast and chase prey. Adults are predators to flying insects especially flies and mosquitoes. Nymphs live in water, and are predators to mosquito’s larvas and micro-organisms living in water.