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Thought I had a new new (for me) dragonfly, but.... - Tramea lacerata

Thought I had a new new (for me) dragonfly, but.... - Tramea lacerata
Baton Rouge - BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
October 20, 2009
Unlike the usual case for saddlebags, this one would perch every 3 to 5 minutes.
Usually saddlebags seem to always cruise and never perch.

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Thought I had a new new (for me) dragonfly, but.... - Tramea lacerata Thought I had a new new (for me) dragonfly, but.... - Tramea lacerata Thought I had a new new (for me) dragonfly, but.... - Tramea lacerata Thought I had a new new (for me) dragonfly, but.... - Tramea lacerata

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

black saddlebags
per odonatacentral, the gold spots "become obscured except on segment 7." So that probably means that this is a young specimen.

 
Thanks
Thanks for checking and passing along the detail.

Maybe being a young one it isn't strong enough to cruise all day yet.
There are a couple of them with extra gold around a small pond.

John

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