Red Saddlebags Dragonfly

September 12, 2014

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This unknown dragonfly posed for several pictures. It was September 23 before I was finally able to identify it — a red saddlebags dragonfly (Tramea onusta).  They measure 1.8 inches. Their range includes Illinois across Iowa, Missouri and on down across the lower states, west to southern California.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Beautiful shot. Love those delicate wings.


  2. That’s interesting! I’ve never heard of it but I’d sure like to see one.


  3. Very cool! Never seen before. Thanks for sharing 😀


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