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Saddlebags Dragonfly Illustration

Saddlebags Dragonfly

Red Saddlebags Dragonfly (Tramea onusta), watercolor, watercolor pencils, gouache

About the Red Saddlebags Dragonfly (Tramea onusta):
This dragonfly is also known as the red-mantled saddlebags or red-mantled glider.  Their distribution range is from Indiana to the Pacific Ocean. Tramea is the genus of saddlebags gliders.  There are seven species in the genus.  The red saddlebags dragonfly is very similar to the Carolina Saddlebags.

About dragonfly migration:
A 2006 article in ScienceDaily reported that scientists have found similar behaviors between migrating dragonflies and migrating songbirds.  For
example, both have stopover and migration days and both avoid migration on windier days. See: Dragonfly Migration Resembles That Of Birds


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Palaeoptera (disputed)
Superorder: Odonatoptera
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Epiprocta
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Superfamily: Libelluloidea
Family: Libellulidae
Subfamily: Trameinae
Tribe: Trameini
Genus: Tramea
Species: Tramea onusta

More information about the red saddlebags dragonfly:
Preview of book: Invertebrates of Central Texas Wetlands by Stephen Welton Taber and Scott B. Fleenor
Saddlebags gliders (Tramea) at Wikipedia

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