red saddlebags

(Tramea onusta)

Conservation Status
red saddlebags
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

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.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 111 16 to 113 16

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

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

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Mid-May to early October

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 16, 18.

 
  6/13/2020      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Epiprocta  
  Infraorder Anisoptera (dragonflies)  
 

Superfamily

Cavilabiata  
 

Family

Libellulidae (skimmers)  
 

Genus

Tramea  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

red saddlebags

red-mantled saddlebags

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Tramea onusta
Victor Fazio
  Tramea onusta  
 
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A gallery of Tramea onusta (Red Saddlebags).

 
     

 

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  Tramea onusta (Red Saddlebags)
Gerry Teal
 
   
 
About

Published on Oct 1, 2012

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

 
       

 

Camcorder

 
 
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