Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata Hagen, 1861  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Tramea   

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Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) is the most widespread species of saddlebags in North America, and it breeds in a large range of ponds, lakes, or wetlands with dense submerged vegetation. This species is highly mobile, and is frequently found feeding far from suitable breeding habitat. The species is a strong migrant, and can sometimes accumulate in large concentrations near the coast (Paulson, 2011). This is a common and widespread dragonfly in Maryland, known from all counties (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 1,207 records in the project database.

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A Black Saddlebags in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/3/2012). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Black Saddlebags in the Nanjemoy area of Charles Co., Maryland (6/25/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Black Saddlebags in Charles Co., Maryland (9/2/2016). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

A Black Saddlebags in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/18/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A teneral Black Saddlebags in Howard Co., Maryland (9/20/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Black Saddlebags in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/5/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Black Saddlebags in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/17/2014). Verified by Nathan Pate/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Black Saddlebags in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/10/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Black Saddlebags in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/27/2015). Photo by Andy Martin. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Black Saddlebags in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/6/2011). Verified by William Edwards/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Black Saddlebags in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/18/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)


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