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Brachydiplax denticauda - Palemouth (male).jpg
Brachydiplax denticauda
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Brachydiplax
Brauer, 1868[1]

Brachydiplax is a genus of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae.[2] They occur in Asia from India to China and Southeast Asia, and New Guinea to Australia.[3]

Species of Brachydiplax are often commonly found. Males of most species are usually pale to mid powder blue. Females have shades of brown, sometimes with neat patterns of spots on the abdomen, as in Brachydiplax chalybea flavovittata.

Like most Libellulids they tend to perch on sticks, reeds or stones near water, flying out to catch insects then returning to their perch.


The genus contains the following species:[4]


  1. ^ Brauer, F. (1868). "Neue und wenig bekannte vom Herrn Doct. Semper gesammelte Odonaten.". Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien (in German). 18: 167-188 [183] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library. 
  2. ^ "Genus Brachydiplax Brauer, 1868". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Theischinger, Günther; Hawking, John (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p. 270. ISBN 978 0 64309 073 6. 
  4. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 21 October 2010.