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Species Tramea carolina - Carolina Saddlebags

Carolina Saddlebags - Tramea carolina Carolina Saddlebags - Tramea carolina Dragon fly - Tramea carolina Carolina Saddlebags - Tramea carolina - male Saddlebag Dragonflies - Tramea carolina - male - female Need to confirm this is a Carolina Saddlebags Dragonfly - Tramea carolina Carolina Saddlebags face - Tramea carolina - male red dragonfly - Tramea carolina
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Tramea (Saddlebags)
Species carolina (Carolina Saddlebags)
Length: 45-54 mm
Very similar to the Red Saddlebags, and perhaps not distinguishable in the field.
Eastern United States, especially southeast
Ponds, slow streams with emergent vegetation
Print References
Dunkle (1)
Dunkle (2)
Nikula (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America
Sidney W. Dunkle. 2000. Oxford Press.
2.Dragonflies of the Florida Peninsula, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Sidney W. Dunkle. 1989. Scientific Publishers.
3.Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies
Donald and Lillian Stokes. 2002. Little, Brown and Company.