red saddlebags

(Tramea onusta)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

red saddlebags

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

Mid-May to early October

Habitat

Lakes, ponds, swamps, slow streams, temporary ponds with clear water

Size

Total Length: 111 16 to 113 16

 

Identification

There is no violet on the forehead.

The abdomen is red in males, yellowish-brown in females. There is a black spot on the top of abdominal segments 8 and 9. The spots do not wrap around to the sides of the abdomen.

There is a large, irregular, brown patch at the basal quarter of each wing. Together these patches form the “saddlebags”. There is a clear patch in the middle of each saddlebag near the body.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 16, 18.

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Taxonomy

Order:

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)

 

Suborder:

Epiprocta

 

Infraorder:

Anisoptera (dragonflies)

 

Superfamily:

Cavilabiata

 

Family:

Libellulidae (skimmers)

 
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Common
Names

red saddlebags

red-mantled saddlebags


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Published on Oct 1, 2012

Discovered on Sept 20 '12 in a suburban pond inn Greece N.Y. First recorded sighting in New York

 
     

 

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