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Insects/Bugs/Bees/Butterflies - Black Saddlebags Dragonfly
Class:Insecta Order:Odonata Family:Libellulidae Genus:Tramea

Black Saddlebags Dragonfly, Tramea lacerata. North American Skimmer Dragonfly named for the black markings, near the lower end of the body, that resemble saddlebags. Females are distinguishable by lighter markings on the body and face. Because the females lay their eggs in water, they prefer habitats with slow or stagnent sources of it. The male may sometimes glide with her over the water as she "dips" in to lay eggs, and for this they are also known as dancing gliders. Photographed this Dragonfly in a vacant lot in Leawood, KS.

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 Black Saddlebags Dragonfly Photograph
 Black Saddlebags Dragonfly Photograph
 Black Saddlebags Dragonfly Photograph

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