Red Saddlebags - Tramea onusta (Hagen, 1861)

Range & Habitat:

A very rare vagrant to the coastal plain.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 4 July
Late Date: 29 September

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Dorsal - Photo by Ann Johnson

Very similar to the Carolina Saddlebags, this vagrant appears slightly smaller and paler. The forehead usually lacks violet and the black on the dorsum of S8-S10 does not extend down to the sides of the segments.


Conservation Status:
State: SZN An occasional vagrant, no mapable populations
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range