What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

I found this bug on my patio, nothing to show reference to size. It was about 3 to 3 1/2 nose to tail and the wing span was about 5 inches. Just curious what it could be. I live in Wisconsin, have never seen this before.Thanks,
Elaine

Hi Elaine,
Your species of Dragonfly, Tramea lacerata, is commonly called the Black Saddlebags. Someone must have seen the resemblace between the black markings on the wings and saddlebags on a horse. Interestingly, in Spanish, a Dragonfly is commonly called Caballo de Diablo, or Devil’s Horse.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *