Tramea lacerata

(Black Saddlebags)

Tramea lacerata is a common species throughout Alabama and Mississippi, although it is less often encountered than T. carolina. A strong flier that apparently migrates along the Gulf Coast. Suitable breeding habitat includes a variety of ponds, marshes, and lakes.


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Tramea lacerata, male

ALABAMA, Tuscaloosa County

Tramea lacerata, teneral male

ALABAMA, Pickens County

Tramea lacerata, nymph

MISSISSIPPI, Lowndes County